Helensburgh Central Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Helensburgh Central railway station serves the town of Helensburgh on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde, near Glasgow, Scotland. The station is a terminus on the North Clyde Line, 24 miles (38 km) north west of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. Passenger services are operated by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. The station is Helensburgh's main railway station, the other being the much smaller Helensburgh Upper on the West Highland Line. The station was opened in 1858 (as Helensburgh), as the terminus of the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and is located in the centre of the town. The GD&HR was taken over by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway company in 1862, which in turn was absorbed by the North British Railway three years later. The route became part of the London and North Eastern Railway at the 1923 Grouping and then the Scottish Region of British Railways at nationalisation on 1 January 1948. It was given its current name in June 1953, with electric operation beginning in November 1960 as part of the North Clyde modernisation scheme. Three of the four original platforms at the station remain in use, though the old engine shed and signal box have both been closed, the latter in 1989, when the entire North Clyde network came under the control of Yoker signalling centre. The line from Craigendoran Junction had previously been singled in 1984.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 97032 0
2014 97035 31
2013 101301 36
2012 144545 37
2011 143832 0
2010 142941 0
2009 143465 0
2008 151673 0
2007 156329 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Argyll and Bute
  • Unitary Authority: Argyll and Bute Council
  • Scottish Parliament Constituency: Dumbarton
  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Helensburgh Central
  • European Region: Scotland
  • Scottish Parliament Region: West Scotland

Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 1 10000000000000
December 2015 4 20000000000002
November 2015 3 20000000000001
October 2015 4 30000000000010
September 2015 1 00000000000010
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 6 10000000000023
June 2015 4 10000000000003
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 1 10000000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 3 20000000000001
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 1 00000000000010
October 2014 1 10000000000000
September 2014 1 00000000000001
August 2014 1 00000000000010
July 2014 2 10000000000001
June 2014 0 00000000000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 0 00000000000000
February 2014 4 40000000000000
January 2014 3 30000000000000
December 2013 2 20000000000000
November 2013 1 00000000000001
October 2013 0 00000000000000
September 2013 0 00000000000000
August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 2 00000000000011
June 2013 0 00000000000000
May 2013 1 10000000000000
April 2013 2 20000000000000
March 2013 3 10000000000002

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