Langside railway station

Coordinates: 55°49′15″N 4°16′33″W / 55.8208°N 4.2759°W / 55.8208; -4.2759
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Scottish Gaelic: An Leathad Fada[1]
National Rail
2005 view of station after removal of station building
General information
LocationLangside and Newlands, Glasgow
Coordinates55°49′15″N 4°16′33″W / 55.8208°N 4.2759°W / 55.8208; -4.2759
Grid referenceNS574609
Managed byScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Other information
Station codeLGS
Fare zoneG2
Original companyCathcart District Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Key dates
2 April 1894Opened as Langside[2]
5 November 1900Signal box closed[3]
1 October 1901Renamed as Langside and Newlands[3]
1905Signal box reopened during morning peak[3]
23 August 1927Signal box closed and equipment removed[3]
27 May 1962Renamed as Langside[3]
13 August 1966Original station building burnt down[4]
2018/19Decrease 0.276 million
2019/20Increase 0.289 million
2020/21Decrease 45,730
2021/22Increase 0.110 million
2022/23Increase 0.141 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Langside railway station is a railway station that serves the Langside and Newlands area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Cathcart Circle Line. Services are provided by ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.


1960s station building with a British Rail Class 303 No. 303 016 on a service to Newton

The station was opened as part of the western extension of the Cathcart District Railway on 2 April 1894. It consists of a single island platform accessed by a subway and stairs to Langside Drive at the west end, and Earls Park Avenue and Tanahill Road to the east, with a self-service ticket machine added in spring 2007. The Cathcart Circle Line has been electrified since 1962 by British Railways.


1974 to 1979[edit]

Between the electrification of the WCML and the opening of the Argyle Line, trains ran Mondays to Saturdays, with two Cathcart Circle trains per hour in each direction and two Glasgow Central to Kirkhill trains per hour in each direction. Occasional peak hour trains were extended through to Motherwell via the Hamilton Circle lines.

1979 to early 1990s[edit]

Following the opening of the Argyle line, Kirkhill services were extended through to Newton.

Early 1990s to present day (2016)[edit]

The service pattern has been revised to include Sunday trains.

The service consists of one train between Glasgow Central and Newton in each direction every hour, seven days a week and one Cathcart Circle train in each direction on Mondays to Saturdays.

There is a higher frequency of trains in the weekday morning and evening rush hour periods.[5]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cathcart   ScotRail
Glasgow Central - Neilston
  Pollokshaws East
King's Park   ScotRail
Glasgow Central - Newton
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Cathcart District Railway
  Pollokshaws East
Line and station open



  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt (1995), page 139
  3. ^ a b c d e Kernahan (1980)
  4. ^ Kernahan (1980), page 64
  5. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016


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