Mount Florida railway station

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Mount Florida National Rail
Mount Florida
Mount Florida station on 24 August 2008
Location
Place Mount Florida
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°49′36″N 4°15′40″W / 55.8268°N 4.2611°W / 55.8268; -4.2611Coordinates: 55°49′36″N 4°15′40″W / 55.8268°N 4.2611°W / 55.8268; -4.2611
Grid reference NS584615
Operations
Station code MFL
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.620 million
2005/06 Increase 0.746 million
2006/07 Increase 0.782 million
2007/08 Increase 0.824 million
2008/09 Increase 0.919 million
2009/10 Increase 1.011 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.972 million
History
Original company Cathcart District Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 March 1886 Opened[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 Mount Florida from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mount Florida railway station is a staffed island platform station on the Cathcart Circle. It serves the Mount Florida and Battlefield areas of Glasgow, Scotland. Services are provided by First ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

History[edit]

Train services were electrified in May 1962.

Due to its proximity to Hampden Park, the station can be very busy on days where there is a football match or any other event taking place at Hampden. A third platform had been provided on the Inner Circle to the south of the main station opposite the site of the extinct goods yard. This platform was only brought into use during major events and on Wednesdays.

In January 2008, the northern exit from the station was closed whilst disabled access, including a lift, was provided. The stairs reopened in September 2008.

The station has entrances from Battlefield Road, Prospect Hill Road, Bolton Drive, McLennan Street and the campus of Langside College.

Services[edit]

2008[edit]

A typical weekday and Saturday service is five trains per hour to Glasgow Central (one train per hour in each direction on the Cathcart Circle, two from Neilston and one from Newton via Kirkhill), two trains per hour to Neilston and one train per hour to Newton (the one other hourly train to/from Newton runs via Langside). A Sunday service is almost the same except the Cathcart Circle trains do not operate. As a result, only three trains per hour operate to Glasgow Central.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cathcart   First ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Crosshill
King's Park First ScotRail
Glasgow-Newton
Historical railways
Cathcart   Caledonian Railway
Cathcart District Railway
  Crosshill
Kirkhill Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 56
  2. ^ Kernahan (1980)

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