Barrhead railway station
|View from Platforms 2 and 3 at Barrhead railway station, looking towards Kilmarnock|
|Local authority||East Renfrewshire|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway|
|Pre-grouping||CR and G&SWR|
|27 September 1848||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barrhead from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Barrhead railway station is a railway station in the town of Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line, 7½ miles (12 km) south west of Glasgow Central.
The station was opened by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway on 27 September 1848. The line southwards beyond Neilston (Low) to Kilmarnock via Dunlop (the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway) was added in 1871 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway, giving travellers access to the G&SWR main line to Dumfries and Carlisle.
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The station has three platforms - one north-east facing bay (on the north-west side) specifically for terminating services and two through platforms, 1 and 2, which can be used for any service. A ticket machine serves Platforms 2 and 3 while an office is located on Platform 1.
The station was generally served by a half hourly service to and from Glasgow Central which stops at all intermediate stations. This was supplemented by a train heading to either Kilmarnock, Carlisle or Stranraer on an hourly basis, although a few train services did not stop.
Following timetable change in December 2009, associated with the doubling of the line between Lugton and Stewarton, the station is generally served by a half hourly service to and from Glasgow Central which stops at all intermediate stations. There is also a train to/from either Kilmarnock, Carlisle or Stranraer roughly every half-hour. Again, a few train services run non-stop through the station.
There are now three trains per hour to Glasgow Central, two of which start from here and the other from Kilmarnock, or stations further south. Southbound, there is one train per hour to Kilmarnock; through services beyond only call at peak times and in the evening.
On Sundays there is an hourly service each way, with a pair of through trains to Carlisle.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Glasgow South Western Line
Line open; station closed
|Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
- Butt (1995), page 28
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- RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
- RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
- Barrhead station on navigable OS map