Yoker railway station

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Yoker National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Eochair[1]
Yoker railway station.jpg
A Class 318 EMU departs at night
Location
Place Yoker
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′34″N 4°23′14″W / 55.8929°N 4.3873°W / 55.8929; -4.3873Coordinates: 55°53′34″N 4°23′14″W / 55.8929°N 4.3873°W / 55.8929; -4.3873
Grid reference NS508691
Operations
Station code YOK
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.142 million
2013/14 Increase 0.149 million
2014/15 Increase 0.167 million
2015/16 Steady 0.167 million
2016/17 Decrease 0.152 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
History
1882 Opened
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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 Yoker from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Yoker railway station serves the district of Yoker, Scotland.

The station is served by Abellio ScotRail as part of the SPT network, on the Argyle and North Clyde Lines.

It is the nearest railway station to the Renfrew Ferry on the north side of the River Clyde.

The large Yoker Traction Maintenance Depot, which looks after the EMU fleet used on North Clyde suburban services, is a short distance to the east, towards Garscadden. Yoker IECC is also nearby - this has controlled the signalling on the entire North Clyde network since established by British Rail in 1989.

Services[edit]

There is a basic weekdays and Saturday daytime service of 4tph (every 15 minutes) in each direction, northbound to Dalmuir via Clydebank (two of which continue to Dumbarton Central) and southbound to Partick. From here alternate services run via Queen Street Low Level to Cumbernauld via Springburn and via Central Low Level to Whifflet via Rutherglen (2tph to each route - one Whifflet train continues to Motherwell). Services towards Dalmuir from the Argyle line, however, are from Cumbernauld (hourly) or Motherwell (both trains per hour) via Hamilton. [2]

After a timetable change in 2014, the Yoker line now receives 4tph all day on Mondays-Saturdays (previously the evening Argyle line services were cut back to Partick). The Sunday service runs between Balloch and alternately Motherwell via Whifflet and Larkhall.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Garscadden   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Clydebank
Garscadden   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Clydebank

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8. 
  2. ^ Table 225 & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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