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Annan Railway Station

By TrotterFechan
Annan railway station serves the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow South Western Line 17 1⁄2 miles (28.2 km) northwest of Carlisle and is managed by Abellio ScotRail, which provides nearly all passenger train services with Northern running two to Newcastle.....Until the early 1980s, the goods yard at Annan station was still in regular use. The station was also used to dispatch fresh fish to London until the mid to late 1980s.....Shortly after leaving Annan station on a westbound service to Dumfries, the line crosses a viaduct over the River Annan and adjoining flood plains. Also just to the west of Annan is a disused junction and dismantled line heading south to the Cochran's Boiler plant at Newbie...Opened by the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway, then run by the Glasgow and South Western Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.....In 1975, the section of line eastwards to Gretna Junction was singled by British Rail as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification and re-signalling scheme, with control shared between the power box at Carlisle and the signal box at the station. However the second track was re-instated in 2008 by Network Rail to help deal with increased traffic levels (mainly train loads of imported coal from the deep water terminal at Hunterston to power stations in the East Midlands & West Yorkshire).....When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Rail...At one point in its history, Annan was served by two railway stations (18701931). Annan Shawhill station was on the long-disused Solway Junction Railway which ran from Kirtlebridge on the current West Coast Main Line through the east side of Annan, across the Solway Firth and on to Maryport in Cumbria.

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