Westerton railway station

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Westerton National Rail
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Location
Place Bearsden
Local authority East Dunbartonshire
Coordinates 55°54′17″N 4°20′06″W / 55.9048°N 4.3351°W / 55.9048; -4.3351Coordinates: 55°54′17″N 4°20′06″W / 55.9048°N 4.3351°W / 55.9048; -4.3351
Grid reference NS541704
Operations
Station code WES
Managed by ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.534 million
2005/06 Increase 0.598 million
2006/07 Increase 0.615 million
2007/08 Increase 0.633 million
2008/09 Increase 0.690 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.658 million
2010/11 Increase 0.683 million
2011/12 Increase 0.735 million
2012/13 Increase 0.775 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 September 1913 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Westerton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Westerton railway station is a railway station that serves the Westerton district in the town of Bearsden, Scotland.

The station is served by ScotRail as part of the SPT network. It is located on the Argyle Line, 5 miles (8 km) west of Glasgow Central and the North Clyde Line, 4.3 miles (7 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.

The station lies very close to the Forth and Clyde Canal and the boundary between East Dunbartonshire and the city of Glasgow.

Signalling[edit]

Westerton signal box, which was situated in the vee of the junction immediately to the west of the station, opened in 1900 as "Milngavie Junction". Renamed "Westerton" on 10 May 1959, the box was provided with a new frame of 20 levers and took over control of Knightswood North Junction (about a quarter mile east of the station). Colour light signals replaced the semaphores. Westerton signal box closed by British Rail on 21 October 1990 under a subsequent resignalling scheme that saw control of the whole North Clyde Line transferred to Yoker Signalling Centre.

Services[edit]

A Class 334 at Westerton station

Monday to Saturday daytimes eight trains per hour go southeastbound: four towards Glasgow Queen Street of which 2 go to Airdrie and 2 go to Edinburgh Waverley via Bathgate (limited stop) on the North Clyde Line; and four via Glasgow Central, of which 2 go to Motherwell via Hamilton Central (every other train extending to Cumbernauld) and 2 go to Whifflet (every other train extending to Motherwell) on the Argyle Line. Argyle line arrivals are from Whifflet (every other train starting back from Motherwell) and Larkhall. Northwestbound trains head towards Milngavie (4tph) and Dalmuir (4tph, 2 are from the North Clyde line and go to Balloch).

On Monday-Saturday evenings the Milngavie-Edinburgh Waverley service ceases to operate, other routes continue to run. Sundays there are 2tph between Helensburgh Central and Edinburgh Waverley and 2tph between Milngavie and Motherwell via Hamilton.

Prior to 19 September 2014, Westerton was also served by the overnight Caledonian Sleeper service between Fort William and London Euston running on Sunday-Friday nights. From 21 September 2014 the sleeper service was re-routed to call instead at Glasgow Queen Street railway station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Anniesland   ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Drumchapel
    Bearsden
Anniesland   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Drumchapel
    Bearsden

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995),page 245

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.