Garscadden railway station

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Garscadden National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gart Sgadain
Garscadden station looking west - 2012-04-25.jpg
A Class 334 at Garscadden station
Location
Place Garscadden
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′15″N 4°21′50″W / 55.8874°N 4.3638°W / 55.8874; -4.3638Coordinates: 55°53′15″N 4°21′50″W / 55.8874°N 4.3638°W / 55.8874; -4.3638
Grid reference NS521685
Operations
Station code GRS
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 0.245 million
2012/13 Increase 0.254 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.228 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.225 million
2015/16 Increase 0.231 million
History
Key dates Opened 5 November 1960 (5 November 1960)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Garscadden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Garscadden railway station serves Garscadden in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and lies on the Argyle Line.

History[edit]

The station is located on the former Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway, between Hyndland and Dalmuir which opened in 1882 (though through services to Dalmuir did not start until 1897, when the company was also taken over by the North British Railway). The station here though wasn't opened until 5 November 1960 by British Railways, as part of the North Clyde Line modernisation and electrification scheme.[1]

Services[edit]

The station is served by trains between Dalmuir or Dumbarton Central, Yoker and Partick, which then continue into both main Glasgow stations. There are also peak-hour-only services beginning and terminating at Garscadden, mostly on the Argyle Line (via Glasgow Central Low Level). These enter service (or leave service after terminating here) from the adjacent Yoker TMD reception sidings.

Trains operate 4 x hourly (Mondays to Saturdays) from Garscadden to Glasgow City Centre, with two going to Glasgow Central Low Level and two going to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. Those to Central continue to Whifflet and Motherwell (alternate trains only), whilst the Queen St trains run to Cumbernauld via Springburn. In the opposite direction, trains originate from either Cumbernauld or Motherwell via the Hamilton Circle line.[2]

The service on Sundays is provided by the Balloch to Larkhall (hourly) or Motherwell via Whifflet (hourly) trains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glasgow Electric - The Story of Glasgow's New Electric Railway, p.12 Blake, George; British Rail publicity pamphlet, The Railways Archive ; Retrieved 2014-02-10
  2. ^ Table 225 & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Scotstounhill   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Yoker
Scotstounhill   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Yoker