Langside railway station

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Langside National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Leathad Fada
Langside
2005 view of station after removal of station building
Location
Place Langside and Newlands
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°49′15″N 4°16′33″W / 55.8208°N 4.2759°W / 55.8208; -4.2759Coordinates: 55°49′15″N 4°16′33″W / 55.8208°N 4.2759°W / 55.8208; -4.2759
Grid reference NS574609
Operations
Station code LGS
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03  0.121 million
2004/05 Increase 0.127 million
2005/06 Increase 0.147 million
2006/07 Increase 0.155 million
2007/08 Increase 0.164 million
2008/09 Increase 0.189 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.187 million
2010/11 Increase 0.210 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
Zone G2
History
Original company Cathcart District Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
2 April 1894 Opened as Langside[1]
5 November 1900 Signal box closed[2]
1 October 1901 Renamed as Langside and Newlands[2]
1905 Signal box reopened during morning peak[2]
23 August 1927 Signal box closed and equipment removed[2]
27 May 1962 Renamed as Langside[2]
13 August 1966 Original station building burnt down[3]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Langside from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Langside railway station is a railway station that serves the Langside and Newlands area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Cathcart Circle Line. Services are provided by First ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

History[edit]

1960s station building with Class 303 No. 303 016 on a service to Newton

The station was opened as part of the western extension of the Cathcart District Railway on 2 April 1894. It consists of a single island platform accessed by a subway and stairs to Langside Drive at the west end, and Earls Park Avenue and Tanahill Road to the east, with a self-service ticket machine added in spring 2007.

Services[edit]

1974 to 1979[edit]

Between the electrification of the WCML and the opening of the Argyle Line, trains ran Mondays to Saturdays, with two Cathcart Circle trains per hour in each direction and two Glasgow Central to Kirkhill trains per hour in each direction. Occasional peak hour trains were extended through to Motherwell via the Hamilton Circle lines.

1979 to early 1990s[edit]

Following the opening of the Argyle line, Kirkhill services were extended through to Newton.

Early 1990s to present day (2013)[edit]

The service pattern has been revised to include Sunday trains.

The service consists of one train between Glasgow Central and Newton in each direction every hour, seven days a week and one Cathcart Circle train in each direction on Mondays to Saturdays.

There is a much higher frequency of trains in the weekday morning and evening rush hour periods.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cathcart   First ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Pollokshaws East
King's Park First ScotRail
Glasgow-Newton
Historical railways
Cathcart
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Cathcart District Railway
  Pollokshaws East
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 139
  2. ^ a b c d e Kernahan (1980)
  3. ^ Kernahan (1980), page 64

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