Anniesland railway station

Coordinates: 55°53′23″N 4°19′18″W / 55.8898°N 4.3217°W / 55.8898; -4.3217
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Scottish Gaelic: Fearann Anna[1]
National Rail
Looking north with a Class 156 sitting in the Maryhill Line terminal platform on the right
General information
LocationAnniesland, Glasgow
Coordinates55°53′23″N 4°19′18″W / 55.8898°N 4.3217°W / 55.8898; -4.3217
Grid referenceNS548687
Managed byScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Other information
Station codeANL
Original companyStobcross Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
20 October 1874Station opened as Great Western Road
9 January 1931Station renamed Anniesland
2018/19Decrease 1.136 million
2019/20Increase 1.145 million
2020/21Decrease 0.173 million
2021/22Increase 0.565 million
2022/23Increase 0.735 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Anniesland railway station is a railway station that serves the Anniesland suburb of Glasgow, Scotland.

The station is served by ScotRail as part of the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport network.

It is located on the Argyle Line, 3+34 miles (6.0 km) west of Glasgow Central (Low Level), on the North Clyde Line 4+14 miles (6.8 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level), and is the terminus of the Maryhill Line 6+14 miles (10.1 km) away from Glasgow Queen Street (High Level).

A recent plan has been approved to upgrade the station to include a new lift and over pass to provide more disabled access.


Opened by the North British Railway in 1874 on their route linking the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway at Maryhill to Queens Dock (the site that is now occupied by the Scottish Exhibition Centre) on the north side of the River Clyde (the Stobcross Railway), it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced by British Rail in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail until the privatisation of British Rail.

The line towards Westerton (which was opened some years after the Maryhill line in 1886 as part of the Glasgow City and District Railway) was electrified in 1960, along with the line southwards to Jordanhill & Hyndland as part of the North Clyde Line modernisation scheme. The chord from Maryhill (which was part of the original Stobcross Railway route) remains diesel worked. This chord was closed completely in 1985 and lifted three years later (after being disused since 1980), but relaid and reopened in 2005 when the Maryhill Line was extended as part of the project to re-open the railway to Larkhall on the Argyle Line.

After the 2005 re-opening, there had been no physical link between the two routes here – the single line from Maryhill Park Junction terminated in its own separate bay platform (number 3) on the eastern side of the station and the two routes were under the control of different signalling centres. However, in late 2015, Network Rail carried out a programme of works to connect the Maryhill chord to the North Clyde Line, just north of Anniesland station.[2] This was done to provide a diversionary route from the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line into Glasgow Queen Street Low Level while the High Level station was shut during 2016 for tunnel works; however, it is intended that the new connection be permanent.[3]


A Maryhill Line service

There is a regular service daily from Anniesland to Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level) on the North Clyde Line and to Glasgow Central (Low Level) on the Argyle Line.[4]

Destinations that are accessible from Anniesland are Balloch, Milngavie and Dalmuir (Mondays-Saturdays) and Helensburgh Central (Sundays) northwestbound and Whifflet, Motherwell, and Cumbernauld on the Argyle Line and Airdrie (Monday-Saturday daytimes) and Edinburgh Waverley on the North Clyde Line southeastbound. Argyle line arrivals are from Motherwell (hourly), Whifflet (hourly) and Larkhall.

There is a half-hourly service from Anniesland on the Maryhill Line to Glasgow Queen Street (High Level) via Maryhill Monday to Saturdays.[5]

Since a timetable revision on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service operates on the route via Maryhill.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   ScotRail
Maryhill Line
Hyndland   ScotRail
Argyle Line
Hyndland   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Historical railways  
Partickhill   North British Railway
Stobcross Railway
connection to
Stobcross railway
  North British Railway
Glasgow City and District Railway
Whiteinch Victoria Park   North British Railway
Whiteinch Railway
  connection to
Stobcross railway
Scotstounhill   North British Railway
Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
  connection to
Stobcross railway


  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Service Alterations - Anniesland Station
  3. ^ Edinburgh to Glasgow works Rail Engineer (retrieved 29-01-2016)
  4. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 232
  6. ^ GB WTT 13 December 2015 to 14 May 2016 Edition, Section GA12


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  • Station on navigable O.S. map