Singer railway station

Coordinates: 55°54′27″N 4°24′20″W / 55.9075°N 4.4055°W / 55.9075; -4.4055
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Singer
National Rail
General information
LocationClydebank, West Dunbartonshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°54′27″N 4°24′20″W / 55.9075°N 4.4055°W / 55.9075; -4.4055
Grid referenceNS497708
Managed byScotRail
Transit authorityStrathclyde Partnership for Transport
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeSIN[1]
History
Original companyNorth British Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
3 November 1907[2]Opened legally
4 November 1907[2]First trains
C. 1913[2]Renamed to Singer for Kilbowie & Radnor Park
1942[2]Singer Workers Platform opened
May 1948[2]Name reverted to just Singer
1 May 1967[2]Singer Workers Platform closed
Passengers
2018/19Decrease 0.575 million
2019/20Decrease 0.523 million
2020/21Decrease 68,590
2021/22Increase 0.234 million
2022/23Increase 0.289 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Singer railway station is a two-platformed staffed station serving Clydebank town centre, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is located on the Argyle Line and North Clyde Line between Drumry and Dalmuir, 9 mileschains (14.6 km) from Glasgow Queen Street, measured via Maryhill.[3] All passenger services are provided by ScotRail.

History[edit]

Singer Sewing Machine Factory, Clydebank

Constructed in 1907, Singer station took its name from the large Singer sewing machine factory that it was built to serve.[4][5][6] History of the station within the sewing machine factory is not well-documented. The 'station' inside the factory - and the factory itself - were demolished in or before 1998.[7]

The main station replaced the former Kilbowie station, and soon after opening in 1907, it was renamed to Singer for Kilbowie and Radnor Park, reverting to just Singer some time in May 1948.[8]

Until 2002, Singer was the nearest station to Kilbowie Park, former home of Clydebank F.C. (1965).[9][6]

Passenger volume[edit]

Passenger Volume at Singer[10]
2002–03 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23
Entries and exits 483,400 538,634 631,782 620,534 683,374 712,904 668,796 685,080 629,626 641,210 638,418 665,536 646,864 660,346 631,430 575,008 522,712 68,590 234,144 288,890

The statistics cover twelve month periods that start in April.

Services[edit]

An Argyle Line service

On Mondays-Saturdays, trains between Balloch and Airdrie stop each way every 30 minutes. In addition to these North Clyde Line services, there are two Argyle Line trains per hour between Dalmuir and Larkhall. On Sundays, there is a half-hourly service to Edinburgh via Airdrie and to Helensburgh Central. There is also one train per day from Oban which calls here in the morning peak to Glasgow Queen Street. This operates via Maryhill.[11]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Drumry   ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Dalmuir
Drumry   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Dalmuir
  Historical railways  
Drumchapel   North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
  Dalmuir

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway Codes". railwaycodes.org.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Quick 2022, p. 417.
  3. ^ Bridge, Mike, ed. (2017). TRACKatlas of Mainland Britain: A Comprehensive Geographic Atlas Showing the Rail Network of Great Britain (3rd ed.). Sheffield: Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. p. 137. ISBN 978 1909431 26 3.
  4. ^ "The Clydebank Story - Transport". Retrieved 11 February 2008.
  5. ^ Gray 1989, p. 6.
  6. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. p=212.
  7. ^ "Singer Sewing Machine Factory Kilbowie, Clydebank". www.singersewinginfo.co.uk. Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  8. ^ Quick 2022, p. p=264.
  9. ^ "Aerial view of Singer". Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  10. ^ "Estimates of station usage | ORR Data Portal". dataportal.orr.gov.uk. Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  11. ^ eNRT December 2023, Table 206 https://timetables.fabdigital.uk/nrt/dec2023/206%20Glasgow%20to%20Partick,%20Milngavie,%20Yoker,%20Dalmuir,%20Dumbarton,%20Balloch%20and%20Helensburgh.pdf

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