Shettleston railway station

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Shettleston National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Nighean Sheadna
ShettlestonRailwayStation.JPG
Location
Place Shettleston
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′13″N 4°09′36″W / 55.8536°N 4.1599°W / 55.8536; -4.1599Coordinates: 55°51′13″N 4°09′36″W / 55.8536°N 4.1599°W / 55.8536; -4.1599
Grid reference NS648643
Operations
Station code SLS
Managed by ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.562 million
2005/06 0.645 million
2006/07 0.525 million
2007/08 0.568 million
2008/09 0.625 million
2009/10 0.621 million
2010/11 0.613 million
2011/12 0.682 million
2012/13 0.703 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Zone G6
History
Original company North British Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 February 1871 Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shettleston from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Shettleston railway station serves the Shettleston area of Glasgow, Scotland and is 3½ miles (5 km) east of Glasgow Queen Street railway station on the North Clyde Line. The station is managed by ScotRail.

History[edit]

Shettleston was opened on 1 February 1871[1] when the Coatbridge Branch of the North British Railway opened. In 1877, the station became a junction with the opening of the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway with the commencement of freight services to Bothwell on 1 November 1877[2] and passenger services on 1 April 1878.

In 2010, Shettleston station received bilingual name boards, in English and Gaelic, the Gaelic reading "Baile Nighean Sheadna". Shettleston station facilities include a ticket office, ticket vending machine, waiting shelter, footbridge, clock, train information displays and seating. The station has two platforms. There is also a car park and a cycle parking stand.

In 2011, work commenced on a replacement footbridge, due to the poor condition of the existing one.

Services[edit]

From Shettleston, Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a train every 15 minutes towards Glasgow Queen Street and beyond (Balloch/Helensburgh Central) westbound and Airdrie/Edinburgh Waverley) eastbound. Evenings and Sundays there is a half-hourly service in each direction.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Garrowhill   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Carntyne
Historical railways
Garrowhill   North British Railway
Coatbridge Branch (NBR)
  Carntyne
Mount Vernon North   North British Railway
Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 210
  2. ^ RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway

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