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Helensburgh Central railway station

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Place  Helensburgh
Station code  HLC
2011/12  1.210 million
Number of platforms  3
Grid reference  NS297823
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  1.192 million
Local authority  Argyll and Bute
Helensburgh Central railway station
Address  Helensburgh G84 7QA, United Kingdom
Original company  Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Pte  Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Similar  Craigendoran railway station, Dumbarton Central railway st, Cardross railway station, Dalmuir railway station, Dalreoch railway station

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Helensburgh Central railway station serves the town of Helensburgh on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde, near Glasgow, Scotland. The station is a terminus on the North Clyde Line, 24 miles (38 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. Passenger services are operated by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.


The station is Helensburgh's main railway station, the other being the much smaller Helensburgh Upper on the West Highland Line.

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The station was opened in 1858 (as Helensburgh), as the terminus of the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and is located in the centre of the town. The GD&HR was taken over by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway company in 1862, which in turn was absorbed by the North British Railway three years later. The entire station building and platforms were rebuilt in 1897 to the design of James Carswell.

The route became part of the London and North Eastern Railway at the 1923 Grouping and then the Scottish Region of British Railways at nationalisation on 1 January 1948. It was given its current name in June 1953, with electric operation beginning in November 1960 as part of the North Clyde modernisation scheme.

Three of the four original platforms at the station remain in use, though the old engine shed and signal box have both been closed, the latter in 1989, when the entire North Clyde network came under the control of Yoker signalling centre. The line from Craigendoran Junction had previously been singled in 1984.


Services at this station are provided by Class 320, Class 334 and the occasional Class 318 electric multiple units.

2006/07 service pattern

There are two services per hour Monday-Sunday, with trains running to Glasgow Queen Street and the 1989 Drumgelloch station in North Lanarkshire. There were additional trains in both the morning and evening peaks.

Winter 2009/10

  • 2tph to Drumgelloch (1989). From May 2010 services only ran as far as Airdrie.
  • Winter 2010/10 (interim timetable from 12 December 2010)

    As a result of delays with commissioning of the Class 380 trains, insufficient Class 334 trains for the full service have been available for introduction of intended timetable from 12 December 2010.

    Monday to Friday
  • 1tph to Edinburgh Waverley
  • 1tph to Airdrie
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 2tph Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh Waverley
  • Winter 2010/11 (Full service from 12 December 2010)

    Following the opening of the line between Airdrie and Bathgate, the service is combined with Edinburgh to Bathgate service, the complete service when sufficient rolling stock is available is two trains per hour to Edinburgh Waverley (Monday to Sunday)

    Spring 2016

    The December 2015 timetable consists of a basic half-hourly service to/from Edinburgh Waverley via Dalmuir, Partick, Queen Streen L.L and Airdrie. On weekdays & Saturdays, these run limited stop south of Dumbarton East through to Queen Street then call at all stations east of there. On Sundays they serve all stations via Singer.


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