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Dalmuir railway station is a railway station serving the Dalmuir area of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is a large, five platform interchange between the Argyle Line, North Clyde Line and West Highland Line.

Dalmuir National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Dail Mhòr[1]
Dalmuir 318250.jpg
The Yoker route platforms
Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire
Coordinates55°54′43″N 4°25′37″W / 55.9120°N 4.4270°W / 55.9120; -4.4270Coordinates: 55°54′43″N 4°25′37″W / 55.9120°N 4.4270°W / 55.9120; -4.4270
Grid referenceNS484714
Station codeDMR
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms5
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.846 million
– Interchange Decrease 0.112 million
2014/15Increase 0.900 million
– Interchange Decrease 61,456
2015/16Increase 0.907 million
– Interchange Increase 65,859
2016/17Increase 0.961 million
– Interchange Increase 0.120 million
2017/18Decrease 0.921 million
– Interchange Decrease 42,309
Passenger Transport Executive
Original companyGlasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway & Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
1858original station opened
1897new station opened
1952renamed Dalmuir Park
1973reverted to Dalmuir
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalmuir from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

The station is very close to the Dalmuir drop lock on the Forth and Clyde Canal.


The station here is located on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and opened with the line in May 1858.[2] A new station was completed in 1897 by the North British Railway when they extended the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway there from Clydebank - the new line met the older one via Drumchapel immediately west of the original platforms at Dalmuir Park Junction after passing beneath the former GD&HR line a few yards to the east.[3] The station was known as Dalmuir Park between 1952 and 1973[4]

Station layoutEdit

There are four through platforms, two on the Yoker branch & two on the Singer branch along with a terminal bay platform from the Yoker branch constructed as part of the Argyle Line improvement works in 1979 under British Rail. Trains terminating from the Singer branch reverse in a turnback siding to the west of the station just past the junction. The two inner platforms link up at the north end of the station, where there were formerly two footbridges - one spanning each pair of lines. However these were dismantled in 2010 after being replaced by a new, fully disability-accessible bridge fitted with three lifts that links all five platforms. The other station buildings are Portakabin-type structures erected in the early 1980s to replace the original stone ones.


View from Duntocher Road

Passenger services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. As befits a junction station with two alternative routes to the city and access to both main stations there (Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Glasgow Central (Low Level)) there are a wide range of destinations available. Northbound, there are 2 trains per hour each to both Balloch and Helensburgh Central via Dumbarton Central, plus a further 2tph that terminate at the latter. Generally services to Helensburgh & Balloch are nonstop to Dumbarton East, with the intermediate stations served by the Dumbarton Central terminating trains.

South/eastbound services are 2tph each to Cumbernauld via Yoker, Airdrie via Singer and Edinburgh Waverley (since December 2010), all via Queen Street LL; and 2tph each to Larkhall via Singer and Whifflet via Yoker (of which 1tph extends to Motherwell), all via Central LL and the Argyle Line. Arrivals from the Argyle line however, are from Motherwell via Hamilton and Yoker (of which 1tph is from Cumbernauld via Coatbridge Central)and from Whifflet via Carmyle and Singer (of which 1tph is from Motherwell) rather than Larkhall. Following a major timetable recast in December 2014, through workings from here over the Argyle Line no longer directly serve stations via Bellshill to Lanark as they did previously, though connections are available by changing at Cambuslang.

On Sundays there is a simplified pattern in operation - Helensburgh to Edinburgh via Singer and Queen St, and Balloch via Yoker and Central LL to either Larkhall or Motherwell via Whifflet (hourly by each route).[5]

In addition the station is the first (or last) stop for West Highland Line services from Queen Street High Level to Oban and Mallaig via Fort William.[6] The Highland Sleeper service also calls in each direction daily (except Saturday nights southbound and Sunday mornings northbound), giving the station a direct link to/from London Euston via the West Coast Main Line.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Singer   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
Singer   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
Glasgow Queen Street (High Level)   Abellio ScotRail
West Highland Line
  Dumbarton Central
Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level)   Caledonian Sleeper
Highland Caledonian Sleeper
  Dumbarton Central
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Line and station open
Singer Works
Line partially open; station closed
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway


  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ "Railscot - Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway"Railscot; Retrieved 11 April 2016
  3. ^ "Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway"Railscot Retrieved 11 April 2016
  4. ^
  5. ^ GB NRT May 2016, Tables 225 & 226
  6. ^ GB NRT May 2016, Table 227 (Network Rail)


External linksEdit

  • [1] Video footage of Dalmuir railway station.