Kennishead railway station

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Kennishead National Rail
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Location
Place Kennishead
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°48′48″N 4°19′29″W / 55.8134°N 4.3247°W / 55.8134; -4.3247Coordinates: 55°48′48″N 4°19′29″W / 55.8134°N 4.3247°W / 55.8134; -4.3247
Grid reference NS543602
Operations
Station code KNS
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 67,688
2013/14 Decrease 60,250
2014/15 Increase 65,282
2015/16 Decrease 62,120
2016/17 Increase 79,240
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
27 September 1848[1] Opened as Crofthead
1 August 1850[1] Renamed Kennishead (Thornliebank)
1 May 1852[2] Renamed Kinnishead and Speirsbridge
1 January 1855[3] Renamed Kennishead and Speirsbridge
1 May 1859[2] Renamed Kennishead
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kennishead from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kennishead railway station is a railway station in Kennishead, a district of Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line, 4 14 miles (6.8 km) south of Glasgow Central.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unmanned and has only basic amenities (waiting shelters, bench seating and a customer help point on each platform). Train running information is also offered via digital CIS displays, timetable posters and automated announcements. No level access is available to either platform – both entrances have steep ramps from the street and the footbridge linking them has steps.[4]

Services[edit]

The station has a half-hourly service in each direction on weekdays (hourly in the evenings which extends to Kilmarnock, one of which Monday to Friday only extends to Dumfries), to Glasgow and Barrhead. Connections for stations to Kilmarnock and the south are available at Barrhead.[5]

From 21 May 2017 the station has an hourly Sunday service in each direction to Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Priesthill & Darnley   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Pollokshaws West
  Historical railways  
Nitshill   Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Pollokshaws West

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 71.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 130.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 135.
  4. ^ Kennishead station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2017
  6. ^ "Train times" (PDF). Retrieved 16 May 2017. 

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.