Pollokshaws West railway station

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Pollokshaws West National Rail
Pollokshaws West
Location
Place Pollokshaws
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°49′26″N 4°18′05″W / 55.8239°N 4.3014°W / 55.8239; -4.3014Coordinates: 55°49′26″N 4°18′05″W / 55.8239°N 4.3014°W / 55.8239; -4.3014
Grid reference NS559613
Operations
Station code PWW
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   44,477
2004/05 Increase 51,655
2005/06 Increase 61,520
2006/07 Increase 66,850
2007/08 Decrease 66,516
2008/09 Increase 92,998
2009/10 Decrease 90,866
2010/11 Increase 107,352
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Pre-grouping CR & G&SWR
Post-grouping LMS
27 September 1848 Opened as Pollokshaws[1]
5 May 1952 Renamed as Pollowshaws West[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pollokshaws West from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pollokshaws West railway station is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is served by trains on the Glasgow South Western Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Pollokshaws on 27 September 1848 by Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway,[1] which later became the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway - a joint railway company between the Caledonian Railway and the Glasgow and South Western Railway. To the south west is Busby Junction where the Busby Railway (latterly part of the Caledonian Railway) diverges. Following grouping, the station became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

It was not until British Railways days - 5 May 1952[1] - that the station was renamed as Pollokshaws West. The station buildings are now protected as a category B listed building.[2]

Services[edit]

The station is normally served by a service every half hour to Barrhead (hourly on Sundays) and to East Kilbride, and four trains per hour (three per hour on Sundays) to Glasgow Central.

The station is an interchange station for services between the East Kilbride line, and the Barrhead (and also Kilmarnock/Troon/Stranraer) line.

Pollokshaws West is the nearest station to the Burrell Collection and Pollok House (approximately 10 minutes' walk).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kennishead   First ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Crossmyloof
Thornliebank
Historical railways
Kennishead
Line and station open
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
  Crossmyloof
Line and station open
Thornliebank
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
  connection to GB&KJR

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 187
  2. ^ "Pollokshaws West Station: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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