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Gretna Green railway station

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Place  Gretna Green
Station code  GEA
2011/12  36,628
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  NY319678
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  37,414
Local authority  Dumfries and Galloway
Gretna Green railway station
Address  Gretna DG16 5DU, United Kingdom
Original company  Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Similar  Wetheral railway station, Armathwaite railway station, Dalston (Cumbria) railway st, Solway Aviation Museum, Talkin Tarn

Gretna Green railway station serves the village of Gretna Green and the town of Gretna in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow South Western Line and is managed by Abellio ScotRail who provide all passenger train services.

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History

The station was opened by the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway on 23 August 1848 as Gretna. The Glasgow and South Western Railway renamed the station as Gretna Green in April 1852.

On 6 December 1965 the station was closed. Following closure, the station building was sold. In 1975 the site of the station became the eastern end of the single line section to Annan, as part of the route rationalisation carried out by British Rail following the electrification of the West Coast Main Line.

The station reopened in September 1993 by British Rail with just one platform, on the north side of the line to the west of the previous station, coinciding with the west end of the points marking the end of the single track section from Annan.

The second platform came into use when the line to Annan was restored to double track in August 2008.

The Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway station was one of three serving Gretna, the others being:

  • Gretna built by the Caledonian Railway in 1847, closing in 1951.
  • Gretna built by Border Union Railway in 1861, closing in 1915.
  • Services

    15 departures are provided on weekdays (20 on Saturday). A basic 2-hourly service to Dumfries and Glasgow runs for most of the day, with one or 2 longer gaps during the day and a similar number south to Carlisle (with some peak extras) These include five through trains to Newcastle via Hexham.

    On Sundays there are five departures for Carlisle and four for Dumfries, two of which run through to Glasgow.

    References

    Gretna Green railway station Wikipedia


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