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Balloch Pier railway station was a railway station serving the southern end of Loch Lomond on the northern edge of Balloch in Scotland.

Balloch Pier
Balloch Pier railway station 1976.jpg
Balloch Pier station in 1976
Location
PlaceBalloch
AreaWest Dunbartonshire
Coordinates56°00′28″N 4°35′23″W / 56.007877°N 4.5897°W / 56.007877; -4.5897Coordinates: 56°00′28″N 4°35′23″W / 56.007877°N 4.5897°W / 56.007877; -4.5897
Operations
LineNorth Clyde Line
Original companyCaledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway & North British Railway
Post-groupingLMS & LNER
Platforms2
History
15 July 1850Opened
28 September 1986Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
The station in 1961

It was closed on 28 September 1986[1] as a result of the 1984 Strathclyde Rail Review.[2][3] The steamer service on Loch Lomond provided by the PS Maid of the Loch had ceased in 1981. Rail services had been provided to connect with sailings.

Following closure the station was demolished and there is now a car park on the site.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Balloch Central   CR & NBR
Caledonian and Dunbartonshire Junction Railway
  Terminus

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Butt (1995)
  2. ^ N/A (1984). "Strathclyde: the Review after the strike". In: Modern Railways, Vol. 42, No. 445, December 1985, Pages 650-651
  3. ^ "List of dates from 1 January 1985 to 20 January 2006 of last passenger trains at closed BR (or Network Rail stations since privatisation)" (PDF). Department for Transport Website: Freedom of Information Act responses, February 2006. Department for Transport. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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