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 Helensburgh Central 

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Helensburgh Central had 499,674 entries and exits, making it the 781st most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
781/2575
It ranked 597th busiest (out of 997), with 494 scheduled services per week.
597/997
That's a daily average of 1368.97 passengers* starting or ending their journey here and 19.45 passengers per service*, giving it the 510th (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.
510/1659
* This increases to a daily average of 1369.09 passengers passing through the station and 19.46 passengers per service when interchanges are included.
Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 147,898
Reduced price entries & exits: 293,854
Season ticket entries & exits: 57,922
Total entries & exits: 499,674
Interchanges made between connecting services: 45
Change in usage from 21/22: +128,904 : 34.77%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

Plat.MetresVF*Notes
1188683Bay Platform
2203738Bay Platform
3177643Bay Platform
*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

TableDescriptionTimetable
025Glasgow - Helensburgh, Balloch & MilngavieMay24
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Usage History


Change between 1997 & 2023:-273,835 (-35.40%)

Reasons for change:
2013-14 Improved PTE Infill

Location Details

Location: Helensburgh Central
CRS: HLC / NLC: 9981 / TIPLOC(S): HLNSBRC
Station Facility Owner: ScotRail
OS Grid Ref: 229757 682363
Constituency: Argyll and Bute
Local Authority: Argyll and Bute
NR Region: Scotland
Station Group: HELENSBURGH BR
PTE: Strathclyde
ELR: NEM7 24m 28ch
This station is part of the Strathclyde PTE

Fares

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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Helensburgh Central during 2022/2023:
•Glasgow Queen Street (74,202 journeys)
•Glasgow Central (29,739 journeys)
•Partick (21,942 journeys)
•Dumbarton Central (11,637 journeys)
•Edinburgh (10,993 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Helensburgh Central's neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.
StationMiles
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