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A Quick Question About The North Clyde Line

When traveling to Glasgow via Yoker just before Jordanhill station there is a single track electrified line
which branches off and joins the line via Anniesland, i assume from this map on the Railscot website
this was once part of the long gone Whiteinch Railway.......

https://www.railscot.co.uk/Whiteinch_Railway/index.php

Just wondered what it's used for today..?? as im thinking it must have some purpose since they went to the
trouble of electrifying it maybe for train movements, although i dont ever recall seeing a emu ever use it.
IBrown

Re: A Quick Question About The North Clyde Line

gamez fan wrote:
When traveling to Glasgow via Yoker just before Jordanhill station there is a single track electrified line
which branches off and joins the line via Anniesland, i assume from this map on the Railscot website
this was once part of the long gone Whiteinch Railway.......

https://www.railscot.co.uk/Whiteinch_Railway/index.php

Just wondered what it's used for today..?? as im thinking it must have some purpose since they went to the
trouble of electrifying it maybe for train movements, although i dont ever recall seeing a emu ever use it.


Yes, you're right that it would have been part of the Whiteinch railway in the days of yore before the North British bought it over. Today it's plain old Hyndland West Curve, down to a single line since the 1990s part of track & signal rationalisation for Yoker IECC signalling scheme.

It is in daily use for empty movements between Yoker Depot and Milngavie for the start and finish of the Milngavie line services, and also for contingency services when the line through Partick goes down the toilet, or is closed by engineering work.  

The contingency service that goes in splits the west and east ends into two separate services; In the west, only two services run - the trains from Balloch and Helensburgh. The services from Balloch come all stations via Singer to Anniesland and then run the West curve to Scotstounhill and back all stations via Yoker to Balloch. Those from Helensburgh come all stations via Yoker to Scotstounhill then over the West curve to Anniesland and back all stations via Singer to Helensburgh. Things then get complicated as its also possible to run a diesel service from Queen Street HL to Milngavie, connecting into these two services at Westerton, or all electrics simply change at Anniesland for buses into Queen Street.

In the east, Central Low Level services would run Motherwell to Exhibition Centre and back; while Queen Street Low Level services might run Airdrie to Bellgrove and back, depending where the problem was.  Cumbernaulds might run to and from Springburn only.

Bet your sorry you asked!
gamez fan

Re: A Quick Question About The North Clyde Line

IBrown wrote:

Bet your sorry you asked!


Nope not at all i appreciate and thank you for your informative answer cheers!!
Alycidon

If you want to travel over this spur, it will be used for a Garscadden to Milngavie service, due to engineering works all day this coming Sunday

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