Garscadden railway station

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Garscadden National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gart Sgadain
Garscadden
A Class 334 at Garscadden station
Location
Place Garscadden
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′15″N 4°21′50″W / 55.8874°N 4.3638°W / 55.8874; -4.3638Coordinates: 55°53′15″N 4°21′50″W / 55.8874°N 4.3638°W / 55.8874; -4.3638
Grid reference NS521685
Operations
Station code GRS
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.151 million
2005/06 Increase 0.175 million
2006/07 Increase 0.181 million
2007/08 Increase 0.192 million
2008/09 Increase 0.227 million
2009/10 Increase 0.232 million
2010/11 Increase 0.236 million
2011/12 Increase 0.245 million
History
Key dates Opened 5 November 1960 (5 November 1960)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Garscadden from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Garscadden railway station serves Garscadden in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and lies on the Argyle Line.

History[edit]

The station is located on the former Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway, between Hyndland and Dalmuir which opened in 1882 (though through services to Dalmuir did not start until 1897, when the company was also taken over by the North British Railway). The station here though wasn't opened until 5 November 1960, as part of the North Clyde Line modernisation & electrification scheme.[1]

Services[edit]

The station is served by trains between Dalmuir, Yoker and Partick, which then continue into both main Glasgow stations. There are also peak-hour-only services beginning and terminating at Garscadden, mostly on the Argyle Line (via Glasgow Central Low Level). These enter service (or leave service after terminating here) from the adjacent Yoker TMD reception sidings.

Trains operate every 15 minutes (Monday to Saturday daytimes) from Garscadden to Glasgow City Centre, with two going to Glasgow Central Low Level and two going to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level - the former continue southwards to Motherwell via Bellshill (with hourly extensions to Lanark) and the latter to Cumbernauld.[2]

Evenings & Sundays sees a half hourly service - to Queen Street Low Level on weekday evenings and Glasgow Central Low Level all day on Sundays. The weekday/Saturday evening service is provided by the Helensburgh Central to Airdrie and Edinburgh Waverley trains, whilst that on Sundays is provided by the Balloch to Motherwell via Hamilton trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glasgow Electric - The Story of Glasgow's New Electric Railway, p.12 Blake, George; British Rail publicity pamphlet, The Railways Archive ; Retrieved 2014-02-10
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 226 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Scotstounhill   First ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Yoker
Scotstounhill   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Yoker