Garscadden railway station

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Garscadden

Scottish Gaelic: Gart Sgadain[1]
National Rail
Garscadden station looking west - 2012-04-25.jpg
A Class 334 at Garscadden station
General information
LocationGarscadden, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates55°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 referenceNS521685
Managed byScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeGRS
History
Opened5 November 1960
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 0.209 million
2017/18Increase 0.232 million
2018/19Decrease 0.226 million
2019/20Increase 0.231 million
2020/21Decrease 31,798
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Garscadden railway station serves Garscadden in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by 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.[2]

Services[edit]

The station is served by trains between Dalmuir, 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 Springburn. In the opposite direction, trains originate from either Cumbernauld or Motherwell via the Hamilton Circle line.[3]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Table 225 & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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