Clarkston railway station

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Clarkston National Rail
Clarkston Railway Station.jpg
Easterly view from footbridge
Location
PlaceClarkston
Local authorityEast Renfrewshire
Coordinates55°47′22″N 4°16′32″W / 55.7894°N 4.2755°W / 55.7894; -4.2755Coordinates: 55°47′22″N 4°16′32″W / 55.7894°N 4.2755°W / 55.7894; -4.2755
Grid referenceNS574574
Operations
Station codeCKS
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.518 million
2014/15Increase 0.550 million
2015/16Increase 0.553 million
2016/17Decrease 0.541 million
2017/18Increase 0.567 million
History
Original companyBusby Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
1 January 1866Opened as Clarkston[1]
5 May 1952Renamed as Clarkston and Stamperland[1]
7 May 1973Renamed as Clarkston[1]
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Busby Railway on 1 January 1866.[1] 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.[2]

Services[edit]

The station has a half-hourly service in each direction (including Sundays) to Glasgow Central and East Kilbride.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Busby   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Giffnock
  Historical railways  
Busby
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
  Giffnock
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 62
  2. ^ "Trans-Clyde Rail Map 1979"Urban Glasgow - Glasgow from the Past forum; Retrieved 31 August 2016
  3. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • RAILSCOT on Busby Railway

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