Busby railway station

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For the station on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway see Crosshouse railway station.
Busby National Rail
Busby Railway Station 07.JPG
Location
Place Busby
Local authority East Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°46′50″N 4°15′44″W / 55.7805°N 4.2623°W / 55.7805; -4.2623Coordinates: 55°46′50″N 4°15′44″W / 55.7805°N 4.2623°W / 55.7805; -4.2623
Grid reference NS582564
Operations
Station code BUS
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 87,892
2005/06 Increase 94,433
2006/07 Increase 99,035
2007/08 Increase 0.106 million
2008/09 Increase 0.142 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.132 million
2010/11 Increase 0.144 million
2011/12 Increase 0.146 million
2012/13 Increase 0.155 million
History
Original company Busby Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 January 1866 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Busby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Busby railway station is a railway station in the village of Busby, East Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line 7¼ miles (12 km) south of Glasgow Central towards East Kilbride.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Busby Railway on 1 January 1866.[1]

The 1914 edition of the Ordnance Survey map shows that there was once a goods yard immediately south-east of the present station. There was also a goods line (identified as a 'mineral railway') that branched southwards off the main line immediately south of Busby Station. It passed through what is now a housing estate in the Westerton Avenue area and then swung south-westwards through what is still open land. The line then terminated in a goods yard which appears to have been in the area now occupied by housing on the street known as Birchview Drive.

There was also a station building on the Down (Glasgow bound) line but this was destroyed by fire in 1965.

Services[edit]

The station has a daily half hourly service in each direction; to Glasgow Central and to East Kilbride.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Thorntonhall   ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Clarkston
Historical railways
connection to
East Kilbride Line
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
  Clarkston
Line and station open
Thorntonhall
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
East Kilbride Line
  connection to
Busby Railway

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 50

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