Anniesland railway station
Looking north with the Maryhill Line terminal platform on the right
|Local authority||City of Glasgow|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|Original company||Stobcross Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|20 October 1874||Station opened as Great Western Road|
|9 January 1931||Station renamed Anniesland|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Anniesland from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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It is located on the Argyle Line, 3 3⁄4 miles (6.0 km) west of Glasgow Central (Low Level), on the North Clyde Line 4 1⁄4 miles (6.8 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level), and is the terminus of the Maryhill Line 6 1⁄4 miles (10.1 km) away from Glasgow Queen Street (High Level).
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.
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 & 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. 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 is shut during 2016 for tunnel works; however, it is intended that the new connection be permanent.
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) & Edinburgh Waverley on the North Clyde Line southeastbound. Argyle line arrivals are from Motherwell (hourly), Whifflet (hourly) and Larkhall.
Since a timetable revision on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service operates on the route via Maryhill.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
|Partickhill||North British Railway
|North British Railway
Glasgow City and District Railway
|Whiteinch Victoria Park||North British Railway
|Scotstounhill||North British Railway
Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
- Service Alterations - Anniesland Station
- Railscot - Knightswood South JunctionRailscot; Retrieved 29-09-2015
- Edinburgh to Glasgow works Rail Engineer (retrieved 29-01-2016)
- Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 232
- GB WTT 13 December 2015 to 14 May 2016 Edition, Section GA12
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anniesland railway station.|
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Station on navigable O.S. map
- RAILSCOT on Glasgow City and District Railway
- RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
- RAILSCOT on Stobcross Railway
- RAILSCOT on Whiteinch Railway