Charing Cross (Glasgow) railway station

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For the station in London, see Charing Cross railway station.
Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Glasgow Charing Cross station eastbound platform.JPG
The far end of the eastbound platform, facing west. To the right are stairs leading to the ticket office and street level.
Location
Place Glasgow
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′53″N 4°16′12″W / 55.8647°N 4.2700°W / 55.8647; -4.2700Coordinates: 55°51′53″N 4°16′12″W / 55.8647°N 4.2700°W / 55.8647; -4.2700
Grid reference NS580658
Operations
Station code CHC
Managed by ScotRail
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 1.406 million
2005/06 Increase 1.529 million
2006/07 Decrease 1.491 million
2007/08 Decrease 1.478 million
2008/09 Increase 1.697 million
2009/10 Decrease 1.678 million
2010/11 Decrease 1.636 million
2011/12 Increase 2.047 million
2012/13 Decrease 2.027 million
History
15 March 1886 Opened
1970 Rebuilt
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Charing Cross (Glasgow) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Charing Cross (Glasgow) is a railway station close to the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, serving the district of the same name. It is managed by ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line. It should not be confused with the Charing Cross station in London.

Dating from 1886, it was originally part of the Glasgow City and District Railway, the first underground railway in Scotland. The station was built using the cut and cover method, with the original walls being visible on the open air section at the western end of the platforms. Nearby points of interest include Sauchiehall Street and the Mitchell Library, and the station (along with nearby Anderston - a stop on the Argyle Line), serves the city's financial district, making this station popular with commuters.

The original surface buildings of the station were removed in the late 1960s during the construction of the M8 motorway, and replaced by the current structure as part of the adjoning Elmbank Gardens commercial development in 1970 - the building was designed by the Richard Seifert Co-Partnership. In 1995 it received a minor refurbishment when lifts were provided down to platform level. The present station contains a staffed ticket office and a small branch of WHSmith.

Automatic ticket gates have now been installed and came into operation on 3 June 2011.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The service pattern, Mondays-Saturdays Daytime, is as following:

  • 2tph Edinburgh to Milngavie
  • 2tph Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central, semi-fast
  • 2tph Airdrie to Balloch via Singer
  • 2tph Cumbernauld to Dalmuir via Yoker
  • 2tph Milngavie to Edinburgh, express
  • 2tph Dalmuir to Cumbernauld
  • 2tph Balloch to Airdrie
  • 2tph Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh Waverley

Evening service is as follows:

  • 2tph Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central via Yoker
  • 2tph Cumbernauld to Balloch via Singer
  • 2tph Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh
  • 2tph Balloch to Cumbernauld

Sunday service is:

  • 2tph Edinburgh to Helensburgh Central
  • 1tph Cumbernauld to Partick
  • 2tph Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh
  • 1tph Partick to Cumbernauld
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Glasgow Queen Street   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Partick
Historical railways
Glasgow Queen Street
Line and Station open
  Glasgow City and District Railway
North British Railway
  Finnieston
Line open; Station closed

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