Barrhead railway station

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Barrhead National Rail
Barrhead
View from Platforms 2 and 3 at Barrhead railway station, looking towards Kilmarnock
Location
Place Barrhead
Local authority East Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°48′14″N 4°23′50″W / 55.8040°N 4.3971°W / 55.8040; -4.3971Coordinates: 55°48′14″N 4°23′50″W / 55.8040°N 4.3971°W / 55.8040; -4.3971
Grid reference NS498593
Operations
Station code BRR
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.414 million
2004/05 Increase 0.473 million
2005/06 Increase 0.511 million
2006/07 Increase 0.551 million
2007/08 Increase 0.563 million
2008/09 Increase 0.698 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.579 million
2010/11 Increase 0.616 million
2011/12 Increase 0.649 million
2012/13 Increase 0.669 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Pre-grouping CR and G&SWR
Post-grouping LMS
27 September 1848 Opened[1]
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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 station in 1970

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.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway on 27 September 1848.[1] 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.

Facilities[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

2008/2009[edit]

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.

2010[edit]

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.

2013[edit]

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 National Rail Following station
Dunlop   First ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Nitshill
Historical railways
Neilston Low
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
  Nitshill

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 28

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