Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)

Craigendoran railway station

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Place  Helensburgh
Station code  CGD
2011/12  0.196 million
Number of platforms  1
Grid reference  NS309813
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  0.194 million
Local authority  Argyll and Bute
Craigendoran railway station
Address  Helensburgh G84 7JE, United Kingdom
Pte  Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Similar  Cardross railway station, Helensburgh Central railway st, Dalreoch railway station, Garrowhill railway station, Dumbarton East railway st

Train leaving craigendoran railway station in scotland

Craigendoran railway station is a railway station serving Craigendoran, east of Helensburgh, Scotland.


The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is located on the North Clyde Line, 23 miles (37 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street. West Highland Line trains used to call here but no longer do following the closure of the upper platforms.


Opened by the North British Railway in May 1882, at one time the station had five platforms: two as an island platform on the West Highland Line - sometimes called Craigendoran Upper (closed in 1964 and subsequently demolished), one on Craigendoran Pier serving Clyde Steamers (closed in 1972 and lifted) and two on the line to Helensburgh (one closed when the line was singled). All bar the West Highland Line platforms are/were electrified.

The track layout at Craigendoran Junction was simplified in 1984 under the auspices of British Rail. The present layout consists of a loop (available to West Highland Line trains only) and single lines to Helensburgh Upper and Helensburgh Central. The line south of here towards Dumbarton Central remains double track.


Until 1937, Craigendoran had three signal boxes: Craigendoran East, Craigendoran Junction and Craigendoran West. The West box closed on 2 May 1937. On 28 March 1960, the East box closed and the remaining 'Craigendoran Junction' box was renamed 'Craigendoran'.

A replacement signal box, with an NX control panel, was opened on 4 November 1984. That signal box was itself closed in 1992, with control passing to Yoker Signalling Centre (IECC), which controls the whole North Clyde Line.


There is a daily half-hourly service eastbound via Glasgow Queen St Low Level - Airdrie which terminates at Edinburgh Waverley, and a daily half-hourly service westbound to Helensburgh Central.


Craigendoran railway station Wikipedia