Burnside railway station

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Burnside National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Taobh an Uillt
Burnside (Strathclyde) Station 02.JPG
Looking west towards Croftfoot
Location
Place Burnside
Local authority South Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°49′01″N 4°12′11″W / 55.8169°N 4.2030°W / 55.8169; -4.2030Coordinates: 55°49′01″N 4°12′11″W / 55.8169°N 4.2030°W / 55.8169; -4.2030
Grid reference NS620603
Operations
Station code BUI
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.337 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.319 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.271 million
2014/15 Increase 0.275 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.271 million
History
Original company Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 August 1904 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 Burnside from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
View westward, towards Glasgow in 1961

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.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway on 1 August 1904.[1] 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.

Facilities[edit]

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.[2]

Services[edit]

From 1974[edit]

Following the electrification of the West Coast Main Line by British Rail, the basic service was:

From 1979[edit]

Following the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979 by British Rail, services on the Cathcart Circle were reorganised. The basic service was:

From 2005[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Croftfoot   Abellio ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Kirkhill
Historical railways
Muirend   Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Kirkhill

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 49
  2. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/BUI.aspx
  3. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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