High Street (Glasgow) railway station

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High Street (Glasgow) National Rail
Train arriving at Glasgow High Street.JPG
Train arriving at Glasgow High Street. The campus buildings of Strathclyde University are visible at the top of the photograph.
Location
Place Glasgow
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′34″N 4°14′24″W / 55.8594°N 4.2400°W / 55.8594; -4.2400Coordinates: 55°51′34″N 4°14′24″W / 55.8594°N 4.2400°W / 55.8594; -4.2400
Grid reference NS598651
Operations
Station code HST
Managed by ScotRail
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.208 million
2004/05 Increase 0.220 million
2005/06 Increase 0.277 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.276 million
2007/08 Increase 0.296 million
2008/09 Increase 0.361 million
2009/10 Increase 0.377 million
2010/11 Increase 0.407 million
2011/12 Increase 0.484 million
2012/13 Increase 0.551 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow City and District Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
15 March 1866 Opened as College replacing the station on the CoGUR[1]
1 January 1914 Renamed as High Street[1][2]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at High Street (Glasgow) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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High Street Railway Station serves High Street in Glasgow, Scotland and the surrounding area. The station is managed by ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line. It serves the eastern side of Glasgow city centre, with Strathclyde University, Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Royal Infirmary being major institutions located nearby,

History[edit]

The first railway station in the area was College on the City of Glasgow Union Railway which closed with opening of this station in 1866.[1] The station took its current name at the beginning of 1914.[2]

Plans[edit]

As part of the proposed Crossrail Glasgow initiative, High Street station may be demolished and relocated.[3]

Services[edit]

2008[edit]

There is a regular service Monday to Saturday to Glasgow Queen Street and beyond (Helensburgh Central etc.) on the North Clyde Line westbound and to Airdrie and Springburn eastbound.

Sundays there is a half-hourly service westbound to Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh Central and eastbound to Airdrie.

2013[edit]

The station has half hourly services westbound to each of Helensburgh Central (limited stop), Balloch via Singer (stopping), Milngavie and Dalmuir via Yoker (stopping) (8tph in all via Queen Street, Partick & Hyndland). Eastbound there are 6tph to Airdrie, of which 4tph continue all the way to Edinburgh Waverley via Bathgate (two of these are limited stop, the others call at all intermediate stations). There is also a half-hourly service to Springburn.[4]

On Sundays there is a half hourly service to Helensburgh via Singer westbound and Edinburgh eastbound.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bellgrove   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Glasgow Queen Street
Historical railways
Gallowgate Central
Line and Station closed
  Glasgow City and District Railway
North British Railway
  Glasgow Queen Street
Line and Station open
Bellgrove
Line and Station open
  Coatbridge Branch
North British Railway
  Junction between Coatbridge Branch
and Glasgow City and District Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 66
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 120
  3. ^ "What will Crossrail Glasgow involve?". Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 226

Sources[edit]

  • 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.