Anniesland railway station

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Anniesland National Rail
Anniesland
Looking north with the Maryhill Line terminal platform on the right
Location
Place Anniesland
Local authority City of Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′23″N 4°19′18″W / 55.8898°N 4.3217°W / 55.8898; -4.3217Coordinates: 55°53′23″N 4°19′18″W / 55.8898°N 4.3217°W / 55.8898; -4.3217
Grid reference NS548687
Operations
Station code ANL
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.526 million
2004/05 Increase 0.662 million
2005/06 Increase 0.775 million
2006/07 Increase 0.809 million
2007/08 Increase 0.849 million
2008/09 Increase 1.093 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.999 million
2010/11 Increase 1.048 million
2011/12 Increase 1.103 million
2012/13 Increase 1.146 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Stobcross Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
20 October 1874 Station opened as Great Western Road
9 January 1931 Station renamed Anniesland
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Anniesland from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Anniesland railway station is a railway station that serves the Anniesland suburb of Glasgow, Scotland.

The station is served by First ScotRail as part of the SPT network.

It is located on the Argyle Line, 3¾ miles (6 km) west of Glasgow Central (Low Level), on the North Clyde Line 4¼ miles (7 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level), and is the terminus of the Maryhill Line 6¼ miles (10 km) away from Glasgow Queen Street (High Level).

History[edit]

Opened by the North British Railway in 1874 on their route linking the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway at Maryhill to Queens Dock (the site that is now occupied by the Scottish Exhibition Centre) on the north side of the River Clyde (the Stobcross Railway), it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Railways.

The line towards Westerton (which was opened some years after the Maryhill line in 1886 as part of the Glasgow City and District Railway) was electrified in 1960, along with the line southwards to Jordanhill & Hyndland as part of the North Clyde Line modernisation scheme. The chord from Maryhill though (which was part of the original Stobcross Railway route) remains diesel worked - this was actually closed completely in 1985 and lifted three years later (after being disused since 1980), but relaid & reopened in 2005 as part of the extension of the Maryhill Line. There is no physical link between the two routes here now though - the single line from Maryhill Park Junction terminates in its own separate bay platform (number 3) on the eastern side of the station and the two routes are under the control of different signalling centres.

Services[edit]

A Maryhill Line service

There is a regular service daily from Anniesland to Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level) on the North Clyde Line and to Glasgow Central (Low Level) on the Argyle Line.

Destinations that are accessible from Anniesland are Balloch, Milngavie, Dalmuir and Helensburgh Central (on Sundays) westbound and Motherwell, Larkhall and Lanark on the Argyle Line and Airdrie, Bathgate, Edinburgh Waverley and High Street (Glasgow) on the North Clyde Line eastbound.

There is a half-hourly service from Anniesland on the Maryhill Line to Glasgow Queen Street (High Level) via Maryhill Monday to Saturdays.

With the latest timetable revision starting on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service now operates on the route via Maryhill.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   First ScotRail
Maryhill Line
  Kelvindale
Hyndland   First ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Westerton
Hyndland   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Westerton
Historical railways
Partickhill   North British Railway
Stobcross Railway
  Maryhill
connection to
Stobcross railway
  North British Railway
Glasgow City and District Railway
  Westerton
Whiteinch Victoria Park   North British Railway
Whiteinch Railway
  connection to
Stobcross railway
Scotstounhill   North British Railway
Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
  connection to
Stobcross railway

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