Charing Cross (Glasgow) railway station
|Charing Cross (Glasgow)|
|The far end of the eastbound platform, facing west. To the right are stairs leading to the ticket office and street level.|
|Managed by||First 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*|
|15 March 1886||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 Charing Cross (Glasgow) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 First 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 WH Smith.
Automatic ticket gates have now been installed and came into operation on 3 June 2011.
The line is electrified and services are primarily provided by Class 320 electric multiple units, as well as a number of newer Class 334 "Juniper" electric multiple units. All services are provided by First ScotRail, formerly under contract to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Glasgow Queen Street||First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
|Glasgow Queen Street
Line and Station open
|Glasgow City and District Railway
North British Railway
Line open; Station closed
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- RAILSCOT on Glasgow City and District Railway