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Dalmarnock Railway Station


(Dail Meàrnaig)

Dalmarnock Railway Station (known in Gaelic as Dail Meàrnaig) is a strikingly modern building, lying between Swanston Street and Dalmarnock Road in Glasgow, 2 miles (3 km) southeast of the city centre. This station opened on the Glasgow Central Railway in 1896, comprising a twin-track line and two platforms located below street-level with the Dalmarnock Road Tunnel immediate to the north. It closed in 1964, but was brought back into use for the newly-established Argyle Line in 1979. The station buildings were rebuilt 2011-13 at the cost of £11 million to improve accessibility and facilities in time for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (2014), with the athletes' village and several venues located nearby.

Designed by Atkins, this angular new building includes much translucent glass, intended to maximise the amount of natural daylight transmitted to the platforms below and transforms at night to become illuminated. It was designed to connect to the sandstone and brickwork remaining from the original station. The project was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Operated by ScotRail, Dalmarnock Railway Station is staffed part-time. Usage has climbed dramatically from 77,290 passengers per annum in 2009-10 to 367,722 in 2016-17. Heavy rain in May 2017 brought flooding which completely submerged the tracks here and brought disruption across the network for several days. Dalmarnock is preceded by Rutherglen Railway Station, a mile (1.5 km) to the south southeast, and followed by Bridgeton, a half-mile (1 km) to the north northwest.


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