Stepps railway station

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Stepps National Rail
Stepps railway station 20151113.jpg
Location
Place Stepps
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°53′24″N 4°08′26″W / 55.8901°N 4.1406°W / 55.8901; -4.1406Coordinates: 55°53′24″N 4°08′26″W / 55.8901°N 4.1406°W / 55.8901; -4.1406
Grid reference NS662684
Operations
Station code SPS
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.302 million
2012/13 Increase 0.306 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.277 million
2014/15 Increase 0.297 million
2015/16 Increase 0.300 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
May 1989 Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stepps from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Stepps railway station serves the village of Stepps, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The railway station is located on the Cumbernauld Line, 5¼ miles (8 km) north east of Glasgow Queen Street (High Level) and is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

The station is sited on the former Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, which originally opened back to 1831 and later formed part of the Caledonian Railway main line from Glasgow Buchanan Street. A station at Stepps (originally known as Stepps Road) was opened on this line sometime around 1843/4 (when the line was extended to Coatbridge), which was then closed by the British Railways on 5 November 1962.[1]

The present station (a short distance to the east) was opened by British Rail with financial support from Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive on 15 May 1989.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday, there is a half-hourly EMU service to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Dalmuir westbound and Cumbernauld eastbound along with an hourly diesel service between Queen Street High Level and Falkirk Grahamston.[3] Electric services reverse at Springburn to access the North Clyde Line following the inauguration of electrification between Springburn & Cumbernauld on 18 May 2014,[4] but the service to/from Falkirk remains diesel operated at present.

On Sundays there is an hourly service to Partick via Glasgow Queen St LL and to Cumbernauld.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a car park as well as cycle storage, but is not staffed.[5] There is a ticket machine on the westbound platform, but not on the eastbound platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) [1962]. Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (PDF) (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 24. OCLC 504319235. 
  2. ^ Scot-Rail Station Openings since 1960 www.scot-rail.co.uk
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May - December 2014, Table 224 (Network Rail)
  4. ^ "Rail service to improve" Cumbernauld News article; Retrieved 2014-05-19
  5. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/SPS.aspx

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Springburn   Abellio ScotRail
Cumbernauld Line
  Gartcosh