Dalmarnock Station re-opens to passengers

Dalmarnock Platform visualisation

A full timetable of train services is to resume at Dalmarnock Station on Monday 20 May, almost a year after it closed for an £11m refurbishment.

The new station will have a vital role as a transport hub for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the full refurbishment works remain on schedule for completion this autumn.

Gordon Maclennan, SPT Chief Executive said:

“SPT has been fully supportive of the redevelopment of Dalmarnock and we’re pleased to hear that passengers will be able to see for themselves how well work is progressing and again use services from the station.”

The project, which is a joint initiative between SPT, Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Clyde Gateway and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is being delivered by Network Rail on behalf of Transport Scotland.

A Network Rail spokesman added: “With its award-wining design, the new station will be a real landmark for the area and provide an impressive welcome for those arriving at the station, especially during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The opening of the new station building to the public is a major milestone in the project, which will be completed this winter, and all involved are looking forward to seeing the first passengers on Monday.”

The first trains to call at the station will be the 0624 train via Motherwell to Lanark and the 0639 train to Dalmuir via Glasgow Central and Yoker, after which there will be a regular timetabled service of up to four trains per hour in each direction up on Mondays – Saturdays.

Passengers using the station will find it dramatically changed since it closed its doors on 3 June 2012, with many new features including a completely new and highly visible booking office on Dalmarnock Road as a replacement for the booking office formerly located on Swanston Street.

Anyone using train services in the direction of Rutherglen and beyond will be able to access the station platform direct from the new booking office via a newly installed lift and new staircase.

Passengers using services in the direction of Glasgow Central and beyond will, until the refurbishment works are complete, only be able to access the station platform via a temporary staircase located on Swanston Street close to the site of the former booking office. In due course, an overhead bridge will be installed direct from the main booking office which will give direct access via a lift or stairs.

Dalmarnock Station originally dates from November 1895 and was in operation until October 1964. After a period of just over 15 years, the station was brought back into use in November 1979 with the creation and opening of the Argyle Line.

In 2011/12, the last year for which figures are available, 79,650 was the annual rail passenger usage at the station.