Langside railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: An Leathad Fada|
2005 view of station after removal of station building
|Place||Langside and Newlands|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Cathcart District Railway|
|2 April 1894||Opened as Langside|
|5 November 1900||Signal box closed|
|1 October 1901||Renamed as Langside and Newlands|
|1905||Signal box reopened during morning peak|
|23 August 1927||Signal box closed and equipment removed|
|27 May 1962||Renamed as Langside|
|13 August 1966||Original station building burnt down|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Langside from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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 Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
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
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
Following the opening of the Argyle line, Kirkhill services were extended through to Newton.
Early 1990s to present day (2016)
The service pattern has been revised to include Sunday trains.
There is a higher frequency of trains in the weekday morning and evening rush hour periods.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|King's Park||Abellio ScotRail
Line and station open
Cathcart District Railway
Line and station open
- Butt (1995), page 139
- Kernahan (1980)
- Kernahan (1980), page 64
- Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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