King's Park railway station

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King's Park

Scottish Gaelic: Pàirc an Rìgh[1]
National Rail
Kings Park railway station, Glasgow (geograph 3884965).jpg
Overview of the station, looking west towards Langside and Mount Florida
LocationKing's Park, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates55°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 referenceNS593607
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeKGP
History
Original companyLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping
Key dates
10 September 1928 (1928-09-10)Station opened
Passengers
2015/16Increase 0.194 million
2016/17Increase 0.216 million
2017/18Increase 0.231 million
2018/19Steady 0.231 million
2019/20Decrease 0.207 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

King's Park railway station is a railway station serving the King's Park and Simshill areas 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 each day (including Sundays) towards Glasgow Central - one via Shawlands and one via Crosshill northbound, and to Newton southbound.[2]

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. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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