Clarkston railway station
Easterly view from footbridge
|Local authority||East Renfrewshire|
|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||Busby Railway|
|1 January 1866||Opened as Clarkston|
|5 May 1952||Renamed as Clarkston and Stamperland|
|7 May 1973||Renamed as Clarkston|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clarkston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Clarkston railway station is a suburban side platform railway station in the town of Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the East Kilbride branch of the Glasgow South Western Line. It was opened in 1866 by the Busby Railway.
The station was opened by the Busby Railway on 1 January 1866. Services were subsequently extended through to East Kilbride by the Caledonian Railway two years later and eventually to High Blantyre (on the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway), though the section beyond East Kilbride closed back in the 1940s. A further pair of connections to the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway were subsequently constructed around 1903-4 by the latter company, though only the south to west one saw regular traffic and even then for just a few months.
Proposals put forward by British Rail in the early 1980s would have seen the former south to east curve reinstated to allow East Kilbride trains to be re-routed via Muirend, Cathcart and Mount Florida to Glasgow Central. The scheme would have seen the branch electrified but the Clarkston to Busby Junction portion closed, along with Giffnock and Thornliebank stations. The plans were not well received and were eventually dropped.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Glasgow South Western Line
Line and station open
Line and station open
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- RAILSCOT on Busby Railway
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