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Dalmarnock railway station

Dalmarnock station, looking towards the tunnel
Place Dalmarnock
Local authority Glasgow
Grid reference NS612631
Station code DAK
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  48,618
2005/06 Increase 58,081
2006/07 Increase 61,109
2007/08 Increase 61,209
2008/09 Increase 79,876
2009/10 Decrease 77,290
2010/11 Decrease 76,982
2011/12 Increase 79,560
2012/13 Decrease 21,506 Reduction due to station refurbishment
Passenger Transport Executive
Original company Glasgow Central Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 November 1895[1] Opened
5 October 1964[1] Closed
23 May 2013 Re-opened after refurbishment
3 June 2012 Temporarily closed for refurbishment
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalmarnock from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal
Railways in Parkhead area
City of Glasgow Union Railway
(CoGUR)Alexandra Parade
The Switchback (CR)
(CoGUR)Haghill Goods
Kennyhill Goods(SB CR)
(CoGUR)Duke Street
Haghill Junction
(CB NBR)Camlachie Goods
Parkhead North(CB NBR)
Parkhead Forge Siding(SB CR)
Parkhead Forge Junction
Parkhead Stadium(GCR)
London Road Goods(SB CR)
London Road Junction
Dalmarnock (1841)(SB CR)
Strathclyde Junction
Bridgeton Goods(GCR)
River Clyde
Glasgow Central Railway


Dalmarnock railway station serves the area of Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Scotland. It is a station on the Argyle Line, 2¼ miles (4 km) south east of Glasgow Central. The northern part of the station is situated in a tunnel (as seen in the image). The station is currently undergoing a full revamp in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Adjacent was a high level station which was opened on 24 June 1841[1] and closed when the current station opened on 1 November 1895.[1] This iron bridge (crossing the A749 adjacent to Swanston Street) was removed in June 2009; however, the original embankments remain. This route belonged to the Caledonian Railway and was referred to as The Switchback.


The station is fifteen minutes' walk away from Celtic football club's Parkhead stadium. This is the second station to bear this name.

Station refurbishment

The station is currently undergoing a full revamp in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games due to its close proximity to site of the athletes' village and several venues.[2] Lifts will be installed and a new street-level entrance and ticket office will be constructed. The station was temporarily closed for renovation on 4 June 2012 and was scheduled to re-open in November 2012,[3] but the closure was extended to spring 2013 because of major problems over groundworks. The station reopened to passengers on 20 May 2013.[4]



At the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979, the station was served by six trains per hour on Mondays to Saturdays. in the westerly direction all went to Dalmuir, with three via Yoker and three via Singer. Two of these were extended to Dumbarton Central. In the easterly direction all trains travelled around the Hamilton Circle to Motherwell three in the clockwise direction passing through Bellshill prior to Motherwell and three passing through Hamilton Central first. The limited stop Milngavie to/from Lanark trains did not stop at Dalmarnock.

Class 314 EMU leaving on a Dalmuir - Coatbridge service in 1997


Monday to Saturdays, four trains per hour head westbound towards Glasgow Central and beyond (Milngavie and Dalmuir) and four trains per hour go eastbound towards Motherwell (with services onward to Lanark). There is now a Sunday service with trains calling between 10am and 6pm,

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rutherglen   First ScotRail
Argyle Line
Historical railways
Rutherglen   Glasgow Central Railway
Caledonian Railway
Rutherglen   The Switchback
Caledonian Railway
  London Road



  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 76
  2. ^ "Revamp funding for Game station". BBC. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dalmarnock Redevelopment". ScotRail. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Station reopens after delay to £11m rebuild". Herald Scotland. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 


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