Burnside railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Taobh an Uillt|
Looking west towards Croftfoot
|Local authority||South Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway|
|1 August 1904||Opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burnside from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Burnside railway station serves the Burnside and Blairbeth areas of the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is located on the Newton branch of the Cathcart Circle Lines, which has been electrified since 1962 by British Railways. This is the busiest railway station on the Newton branch.
The station was opened by the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway on 1 August 1904. Later taken over by the Caledonian Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping and subsequently the Scottish Region of British Railways at nationalisation in 1948. B.R electrified the line through the station in 1962, when the section beyond Neilston was closed - since that time, all services have run to/from Glasgow only, though it became possible to travel there via both sides of the Circle following track alterations in the Carthcart area carried out as part of the modernisation work.
Access to this station is by one of two railway bridges and as a result there is no disabled access to trains from here. A single waiting room serves both platforms. The ticket office is only open on Mondays to Saturdays. Customer information screens are also available at this station. A help point is available, like on every other ScotRail station in Glasgow. Automatic announcements have recently been fitted at this station as well as all the stations on the Cathcart Circle. There is no dedicated car park, but six cycle storage places are available.
- Monday to Saturday
- Additional peak hour services were provided to Motherwell via both sides of the Hamilton Circle.
- Monday to Saturday
- Monday to Sunday
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
- Butt (1995), page 49
- Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Burnside railway station.|
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.