King's Park railway station

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King's Park National Rail
Kings Park Railway Station 02.JPG
Eastward view of the station building
Location
Place King's Park
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°49′10″N 4°14′48″W / 55.81958°N 4.24653°W / 55.81958; -4.24653Coordinates: 55°49′10″N 4°14′48″W / 55.81958°N 4.24653°W / 55.81958; -4.24653
Grid reference NS593607
Operations
Station code KGP
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.165 million
2011/12 Increase 0.185 million
2012/13 Increase 0.186 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.173 million
2014/15 Increase 0.187 million
History
Original company London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping
10 September 1928 (1928-09-10) Station opened
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 King's Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

King's Park railway station is a railway station serving the King's Park area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Newton branch of the Cathcart Circle Line, which was electrified by British Railways in 1962. Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

The Up (Kirkhill bound) platform is signalled for bi-directional running to enable Up trains to depart in the Down direction. In the past this has been used for trains from Langside to depart to Muirend on the Neilston Line. Nowadays trains only depart the 'wrong way' from this platform during times of disruption.

At time of electrification there was also an Up Loop, used for stabling Football Specials serving events at the nearby Hampden Park football stadium, although by the mid 1970s this had been lifted.

Services[edit]

Westbound platform, looking towards Croftfoot.

There is a half-hourly service everyday towards Glasgow Central one via Shawlands and one via Crosshill northbound and Newton southbound.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Croftfoot   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow-Newton via Crosshill
  Mount Florida
  Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow-Newton via Shawlands
  Langside