Charing Cross (Glasgow) railway station

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For the station in London, see Charing Cross railway station.
Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Charing Cross (Glasgow)
The far end of the eastbound platform, facing west. To the right are stairs leading to the ticket office and street level.
Location
Place Glasgow
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′53″N 4°16′12″W / 55.8647°N 4.2700°W / 55.8647; -4.2700Coordinates: 55°51′53″N 4°16′12″W / 55.8647°N 4.2700°W / 55.8647; -4.2700
Grid reference NS580658
Operations
Station code CHC
Managed by First ScotRail
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 1.406 million
2005/06 Increase 1.529 million
2006/07 Decrease 1.491 million
2007/08 Decrease 1.478 million
2008/09 Increase 1.697 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.678 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.636 million
2011/12 Increase 2.047 million
2012/13 Decrease 2.027 million
History
15 March 1886 Opened
1970 Rebuilt
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Charing Cross (Glasgow) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Charing Cross (Glasgow) is a railway station close to the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, serving the district of the same name. It is managed by First ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line. It should not be confused with the Charing Cross station in London.

Dating from 1886, it was originally part of the Glasgow City and District Railway, the first underground railway in Scotland. The station was built using the cut and cover method, with the original walls being visible on the open air section at the western end of the platforms. Nearby points of interest include Sauchiehall Street and the Mitchell Library, and the station (along with nearby Anderston - a stop on the Argyle Line), serves the city's financial district, making this station popular with commuters.

The original surface buildings of the station were removed in the late 1960s during the construction of the M8 motorway, and replaced by the current structure as part of the adjoning Elmbank Gardens commercial development in 1970 - the building was designed by the Richard Seifert Co-Partnership. In 1995 it received a minor refurbishment when lifts were provided down to platform level. The present station contains a staffed ticket office and a small branch of WH Smith.

Automatic ticket gates have now been installed and came into operation on 3 June 2011.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

There are regular services towards Glasgow Queen Street, Springburn, Airdrie and Edinburgh Waverley eastbound and Partick, Dalmuir and beyond westbound.

The line is electrified and services are primarily provided by Class 320 electric multiple units, as well as a number of newer Class 334 "Juniper" electric multiple units. All services are provided by First ScotRail, formerly under contract to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glasgow Queen Street   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Partick
Historical railways
Glasgow Queen Street
Line and Station open
  Glasgow City and District Railway
North British Railway
  Finnieston
Line open; Station closed

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