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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: Scottish Bookings only
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Ramps to both platforms. Platform to platform access is via road bridge

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Sanquhar

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CarlisleScotRail17:332On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail19:011On time
to DumfriesScotRail20:31On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail07:121Scheduled
to CarlisleScotRail08:332Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow CentralScotRail17:332On time
from CarlisleScotRail19:011On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail20:31On time
from CarlisleScotRail07:121Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail08:332Scheduled
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