Patterton railway station

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Patterton National Rail
Patterton railway station with 314212.jpg
Location
PlaceNewton Mearns
Local authorityEast Renfrewshire
Coordinates55°47′26″N 4°20′07″W / 55.7906°N 4.3352°W / 55.7906; -4.3352Coordinates: 55°47′26″N 4°20′07″W / 55.7906°N 4.3352°W / 55.7906; -4.3352
Grid referenceNS536576
Operations
Station codePTT
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.398 million
2014/15Increase 0.416 million
2015/16Increase 0.439 million
2016/17Increase 0.469 million
2017/18Increase 0.494 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyLanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
1 May 1903Opened[1]
1 January 1917Closed
1 February 1919Re-opened as Patterton for Darnley Rifle Range
Unknown dateRenamed Patterton
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 Patterton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The Waulkmill Glen Reservoir Viaduct close to Patterton station

Patterton railway station is a railway station serving the Patterton, Crookfur and Greenlaw areas of the town of Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire and the Deaconsbank and Jennylind areas of the City of Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and lies on the Neilston branch of the Cathcart Circle Lines, 7 34 miles (12.5 km) southwest of Glasgow Central.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway on 1 May 1903.[1] It closed on 1 January 1917 due to wartime economy,[1] and reopened on 1 February 1919 as Patterton for Darnley Rifle Range (sometimes referred to as simply Patterton for Darnley).[1] It was renamed back to Patterton by British Rail.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and only has shelters on each platform. A ticket machine is available to allow passengers to purchase their ticket before boarding the train. A long-line P.A and digital information displays provide train running information. The station footbridge is not accessible for disabled users, but there is step-free access to each platform via ramps from the nearby road.[2]

Services[edit]

Patterton is an intermediate station on the Glasgow Central — Neilston line. The line was electrified in 1962. Since then the basic service has been a 30-minute service on Mondays to Saturdays, with additional peak hour services on Mondays to Fridays.[3] In the early part of the 21st century, a 30-minute service was also provided on Sundays.

Class 303 "Blue Train" electric multiple units provided almost all trains services for many years thereafter, being joined by the similar Class 311. Services are now mainly operated by the Class 314, with occasional services operated by Class 318 and Class 334.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Neilston   Abellio ScotRail
Cathcart Circle Lines
  Whitecraigs
  Historical railways  
Lyoncross
Line open;
station never constructed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
  Whitecraigs
Line and station open

Fire[edit]

On 24 February 2009, during repair works to a nearby bridge, a road laying vehicle caught fire which then spread to a gas mains pipe on the bridge. Soon after, the area was evacuated and all services through Patterton were suspended until the blaze was brought under control. During the suspension of services, passengers alighted at Cathcart railway station to a replacement bus service.[4]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt (1995), page 182
  2. ^ Patterton station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 30 November 2016
  3. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "Chaos after gas main catches fire". Evening Times. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.

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