Queen's Park (Glasgow) railway station

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Queen's Park (Glasgow) National Rail
Queen's Park (Glasgow)
Looking north west towards Pollokshields East
Location
Place Queen's Park
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′07″N 4°16′01″W / 55.8353°N 4.2669°W / 55.8353; -4.2669Coordinates: 55°50′07″N 4°16′01″W / 55.8353°N 4.2669°W / 55.8353; -4.2669
Grid reference NS581625
Operations
Station code QPK
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.300 million
2005/06 Increase 0.322 million
2006/07 Increase 0.351 million
2007/08 Increase 0.359 million
2008/09 Increase 0.452 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.437 million
2010/11 Increase 0.481 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 Queen's Park (Glasgow) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Queen's Park railway station is a railway station serving the Queen's Park 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]

Queen's Park station opened with the first section of the Cathcart District Railway, which opened as far as Mount Florida on 1 March 1886[2] (the line through to the first Cathcart station opened a few months later, on 25 May 1886).[2] The station maintains its original island platform and station building to this day.

The lines through the station were electrified as part of the Glasgow South Bank Electrification in May 1962.

From July to August 2008, the Cathcart Circle was closed for a short period to allow for subsidence repair works near Pollokshields East railway station. During this closure, Queen's Park was, along with several other stations on the line, one of the first to receive the new ScotRail colours and signage that would replace Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and the incumbent franchise holder's branding.

Queen's Park station is now protected as a category B listed building.[3] In 2011, part of the station was converted to house Queen's Park Railway Club, a contemporary art space.

Services[edit]

1979[edit]

Service provision consisted of two trains per hour between Neilston and Glasgow Central, two trains per hours between Newton and Glasgow Central, two trains per hour serving the Cathcart Inner Circle and two trains per hour serving the Cathcart Outer Circle Service.

2008[edit]

Service provision consists of two trains per hour between Neilston and Glasgow Central, one train per hour between Newton and Glasgow Central, one train per hour serving the Cathcart Inner Circle and one train per hour serving the Cathcart Outer Circle Service.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Crosshill   First ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Pollokshields East
Historical railways
Crosshill
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Cathcart District Railway
  Pollokshields East
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 193
  2. ^ a b c Kernahan (1980)
  3. ^ "Queens Park Station". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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