Exhibition Centre railway station
|Exhibition Centre (Glasgow)|
|The station building|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Glasgow Central Railway|
|26 November 1894||Opened as Stobcross (GCR to Maryhill)|
|5 May 1896||L&DR to Clydebank opened|
|10 August 1896||GCR services commenced through to Glasgow Central|
|3 August 1959||Station closed to passengers|
|10 August 1964||Line closed to all traffic|
|5 November 1979||Re-opened as Finnieston|
|1986||Renamed as Exhibition Centre|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Exhibition Centre (Glasgow) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Exhibition Centre (Glasgow) station – previously called Finnieston [1979-1986] and earlier Stobcross [1894-1959] (due to its location in the Stobcross area of the city) – is in Glasgow on the Argyle Line. It serves the SSE Hydro and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, which are accessible by adjoining footbridge from an island platform. The station suffers badly from congestion at concerts as most of Greater Glasgow can be reached from the station. There is a siding adjacent to Platform 2, that can be used as a turnback siding for trains terminating at Anderston or Glasgow Central Low Level. The line is served by Class 334s and Class 318s. From May 2011, the line will be served by Class 318s and Class 320s.
In the days when the station was named Stobcross, the formation in front of Platform 1 was originally double track, with a platform where the overhead electrification masts are currently located. Just inside the tunnel from Partick, there was a junction.
The route to the west is partially used by the Argyle Line link to the Clyde North Line (a new single track tunnel being constructed to connect up at Finnieston West Junction). Previously the line went to Partick Central railway station (which at one time had been renamed Kelvin Hall) and onwards along the River Clyde to Dumbarton.
Heavy rain in December 1994 resulted in the River Kelvin bursting its banks at Kelvinbridge and the resultant torrent through the disused Glasgow Central Railway tunnel flooded the Argyle Line trapping Class 314 Units at Glasgow Central Low Level.
At 08:34 on Monday 3 September 2007, a set of empty coaches derailed after leaving the sidings at Exhibition Centre to start the 08:38 service from Anderston to Motherwell. This derailment resulted in two members of staff being injured and the line between Partick and Rutherglen being closed for two days.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Line and Station open
|Glasgow Central Railway
Line and Station closed
|Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Line partially open; Station closed
- Hidden Glasgow: Partick Central
- Hidden Glasgow: 1994 Floods
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- "Hidden Glasgow on Partick Central".
- "Hidden Glasgow on 1994 Floods".