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Sanquhar railway station is in the remote village of Sanquhar in Dumfries. It was opened in the mid-19th century and served passengers for more than a century before closing down in the mid ‘60s after the Beeching Axe. British Rail reopened the station in the ‘90s and it’s now managed along the with trains that pass through on the Glasgow South Western Line by Abellio ScotRail. The old station building still sits next to one of the platforms, though it was sold off to a private investor some time ago. It’s an unstaffed station with no facilities for purchasing tickets, so they must either be bought online in advance or on board the train with the conductor. Facilities are a little basic at the station with just bench seating on both sides of the tracks and modern glass waiting shelters. There are direct services every two hours southbound to Dumfries in 27 minutes and northbound to Glasgow Central in 1 hour 16 minutes, though this is reduced significantly on Sundays.

It might be small, but there is a surprisingly large number of things to do in Sanquhar. If you’ve brought the kids, you could take them to the Sanquhar Academy Playing Field for a kick about. Alternatively, visit the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum to discover more about the region’s history before gorging on a cream tea at Burnside Tearooms.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at Sanquhar station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category B station. Ramps to both platforms Blue Badge parking bays: 1
Baby changeUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Sanquhar station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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Departures and arrivals from Sanquhar

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sanquhar station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow CentralScotRail10:312On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail11:071On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail14:342On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail15:191On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail19:031On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CarlisleScotRail10:312On time
from CarlisleScotRail11:071On time
from CarlisleScotRail14:342On time
from CarlisleScotRail15:191On time
from CarlisleScotRail19:031On time
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