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Annan railway station

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Place  Annan
Station code  ANN
2011/12  0.126 million
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  NY193661
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  0.128 million
Local authority  Dumfries and Galloway
Annan railway station
Address  Annan DG12 5YB, United Kingdom
Original company  Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Similar  Gretna Green railway st, Halcrow Stadium, Dumfries railway station, Wigton railway station, Kirkconnel railway station

Annan railway station dumfries galloway


Annan railway station serves the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow South Western Line 17 12 miles (28.2 km) northwest of Carlisle and is managed by Abellio ScotRail who provide nearly all passenger train services with Northern running two to Newcastle.

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Until the early 1980s, the goods yard at Annan station was still in regular use. The station was also used for the dispatch of fresh fish to London until the mid to late 1980s.

Shortly after leaving Annan station on a westbound service to Dumfries, the line crosses a viaduct over the River Annan and adjoining flood plains. Also just to the west of Annan is a disused junction and dismantled line heading south to the Cochran's Boiler plant at Newbie.

History

Opened by the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway, then run by the Glasgow and South Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

In 1975, the section of line eastwards to Gretna Junction was singled by British Rail as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification & re-signalling scheme, with control shared between the power box at Carlisle and the signal box at the station. However the second track was re-instated in 2008 by Network Rail to help deal with increased traffic levels (mainly train loads of imported coal from the deep water terminal at Hunterston to power stations in the East Midlands & West Yorkshire).

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Rail.

Annan Shawhill railway station

At one point in its history, Annan was served by two railway stations (1870–1931). Annan Shawhill station was on the long-disused Solway Junction Railway which ran from Kirtlebridge on the current West Coast Main Line through the east side of Annan, across the Solway Firth and on to Maryport in Cumbria.

Services

There is generally a two-hourly service southbound to Carlisle (with extra trains on Saturdays) and northbound to Dumfries, Kilmarnock and Glasgow Central. A few southbound trains continue beyond Carlisle to Newcastle via the Tyne Valley line.

On Sundays four trains a day head southbound to Carlisle and northbound to Dumfries, with two of the latter continuing through to Glasgow Central.

References

Annan railway station Wikipedia


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