Anderston railway station

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Anderston National Rail
Anderstonllplats.jpg
Platforms at Anderston
Location
Place Anderston
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′35″N 4°16′13″W / 55.8598°N 4.2703°W / 55.8598; -4.2703Coordinates: 55°51′35″N 4°16′13″W / 55.8598°N 4.2703°W / 55.8598; -4.2703
Grid reference NS579653
Operations
Station code AND
Managed by ScotRail
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 0.241 million
2005/06 Increase 0.341 million
2006/07 Increase 0.382 million
2007/08 Increase 0.429 million
2008/09 Increase 0.562 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.552 million
2010/11 Increase 0.577 million
2011/12 Increase 0.647 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.631 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.603 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow Central Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
10 August 1896 Opened as Anderston Cross[1]
3 August 1959 Station closed[1]
1968 Station building demolished
5 November 1979 Reopened as Anderston[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Anderston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Anderston railway station serves Glasgow's Financial district of Anderston and, across the M8 motorway, the housing schemes of both Anderston West and the Blythswood Court estate of the Anderston Centre. It is also close to both the Hilton and Marriott hotels. It is a manned station with an island platform and most of it is underground.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 10 August 1896 by the Glasgow Central Railway which was subsequently absorbed by the Caledonian Railway. It later 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. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission on 3 August 1959.[1]

The original building was demolished in 1968 as, like many other ornate and historical buildings in the area, it lay in the path of the M8 motorway. The station, reopened as part of the Argyle Line project on 5 November 1979 by the British Railways Board and Strathclyde PTE and retains some of the original architecture at platform level.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail under arrangement with the PTE until the Privatisation of British Rail.

Ticket barriers came into operation on 22 June 2011.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Services[edit]

  • 2tph to Dalmuir via Yoker
  • 2tph to Dalmuir via Singer
  • 2tph to Milngavie via Westerton
  • 2tph to Whifflet, with an hourly extension to Motherwell
  • 2tph to Larkhall via Hamilton
  • 1tph to Motherwell via Hamilton
  • 1tph to Cumbernauld via Hamilton and Motherwell
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glasgow Central (Low Level)   ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Exhibition Centre
Historical railways
Glasgow Central (Low Level)
Line open; station open
  Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway
  Stobcross
Line open; station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 16
  2. ^ "Layout 1" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-08-06. 

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