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Johnstone railway station serves the town of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Ayrshire Coast Line 10 34 miles (17.3 km) south west of Glasgow Central. Johnstone has no ticket gates but ticket checks take place occasionally.

Johnstone National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Iain[1]
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The station building in 2007
Location
PlaceJohnstone
Local authorityRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°50′03″N 4°30′12″W / 55.8343°N 4.5032°W / 55.8343; -4.5032Coordinates: 55°50′03″N 4°30′12″W / 55.8343°N 4.5032°W / 55.8343; -4.5032
Grid referenceNS432629
Operations
Station codeJHN
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 1.232 million
2014/15Increase 1.309 million
2015/16Increase 1.315 million
2016/17Steady 1.315 million
2017/18Decrease 1.306 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
21 July 1840Opened
18 June 1955Renamed Johnstone High
10 September 1962Renamed Johnstone
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Johnstone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Contents

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 21 July 1840 by the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.[2] The station was renamed Johnstone High on 18 June 1955,[2] however its original name was restored on 10 September 1962.[2] Just to the east of the station there was a junction connecting to the Bridge of Weir Railway.

In the 1960s it was the location of a car loading facility for vehicles manufactured at the Linwood Car Plant.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Milliken Park or Kilwinning   Abellio ScotRail
Ayrshire Coast Line
  Paisley Gilmour Street
  Historical railways  
Connection with
GPK&AR
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Bridge of Weir Railway
  Houston
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Dalry and North Johnstone Line
  Johnstone North
Line and station closed
Milliken Park
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
  Elderslie
Line open; station closed

FacilitiesEdit

The station has one of ten remaining ticket offices on the Ayrshire Coast Line, and a Scheidt & Bachmann Ticket XPress self-service ticket machine was installed on Platform 1 in 2007. Both platforms are accessible to wheelchair users, and seven of the 282 spaces in the car park are allocated to disabled drivers.[3] [4]

ServicesEdit

1980Edit

Monday to Friday there were two trains per hour to Ayr (one being limited stop), some of which were extended to Girvan and Stranraer Harbour. There was one train per hour to Largs. Additional trains ran to Ardrossan Winton Pier to connect with the ferry to Brodick.

2013Edit

Monday to Saturday daytimes, four trains per hour go eastbound to Glasgow Central. Westbound there are two trains per hour to Irvine, one of which continues to Ayr; there are also hourly services to both Ardrossan and Largs.

2016Edit

The Glasgow service remains unchanged from 2013, but there are now 2tph through to Ayr in addition to the hourly trains to Ardrossan Harbour & Largs. On Sundays, there are 2tph to Ayr and hourly trains to Largs, with 3tph to Glasgow.[5]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c Butt, page 129
  3. ^ "ScotRail: Station Facilities - J". Archived from the original on 18 February 2006. Retrieved 13 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 June 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Table 221 National Rail timetable, May 2016

SourcesEdit

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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.