Easterhouse railway station

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Easterhouse National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Taigh Sear
Easterhouse railway station.jpg
A Class 320 departing Easterhouse railway station
Location
Place Easterhouse
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′36″N 4°06′24″W / 55.8599°N 4.1066°W / 55.8599; -4.1066Coordinates: 55°51′36″N 4°06′24″W / 55.8599°N 4.1066°W / 55.8599; -4.1066
Grid reference NS682649
Operations
Station code EST
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.447 million
2012/13 Increase 0.452 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.392 million
2014/15 Increase 0.430 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.393 million
History
Original company Coatbridge Bridge, NBR
Post-grouping LNER
1 February 1871 Opened[1]
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Easterhouse from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Easterhouse railway station serves the Easterhouse area of Glasgow, Scotland. It was built by the North British Railway as part of their Coatbridge Branch and opened when the branch opened on 1 February 1871.[1] The station is 5¾ miles (9 km) east of Glasgow Queen Street railway station on the North Clyde Line and is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

Daily Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes:[2]

  • Half-hourly service towards Edinburgh Waverley
  • Half-hourly service towards Airdrie
  • Half-hourly service towards Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  • Half-hourly service towards Helensburgh Central via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level (As of August 2016 this service no longer calls at Shettleston, Cartyne and Bellgrove. Passengers for these stations please use the half-hourly service towards Balloch instead.)

Evening services are as follows:

  • Half-hourly service towards Airdrie via all stations
  • Half-hourly service towards Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level

Sunday services are as follows:

  • Half-hourly service towards Edinburgh Waverley
  • Half-hourly service towards Helensburgh Central

Rolling stock[edit]

The current rolling stock operating the North Clyde Lines is Class 320s. However, during peak-times you could find a Class 318 or Class 334. From 2010, the Class 334s will operate the North Clyde Lines due to the Airdrie-Bathgate extension.

Previous operations[edit]

From the 1960s after electrification by British Railways, both Class 311s and Class 303s operated the North Clyde Lines. During a fleet cascade it was common to find a Class 314, Class 311 or Class 303. During the 1990s the Class 320s were introduced to the North Clyde Lines. The Class 311s were then withdrawn and both Class 303s and 320s operated together until 2002 when the final Class 303 unit was withdrawn. The Class 334s then entered service. Initially, the units were set for the Ayrshire Lines but they operated the North Clyde lines during peak-hour times. The Class 320s now operate the North Clyde Line, and will do so until 2010, with the occasional visit from a Class 334 or Class 318.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blairhill   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Garrowhill
Historical railways
Bargeddie (NBR)
Line open; Station closed
  Coatbridge Branch
North British Railway
  Garrowhill
Line and Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 88
  2. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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