Pollokshaws East railway station

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Pollokshaws East National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Pollokshaws an Ear
Pollokshaws East railway station in 2006.jpg
Pollokshaws East railway station in 2006
Location
Place Pollokshaws
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°49′29″N 4°17′14″W / 55.8248°N 4.2872°W / 55.8248; -4.2872Coordinates: 55°49′29″N 4°17′14″W / 55.8248°N 4.2872°W / 55.8248; -4.2872
Grid reference NS568614
Operations
Station code PWE
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.302 million
2012/13 Increase 0.310 million
2013/14 Increase 0.333 million
2014/15 Increase 0.344 million
2015/16 Increase 0.368 million
History
Original company Cathcart District Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
2 April 1894 Opened[1]
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 Pollokshaws East from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pollokshaws East railway station is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is located on the Cathcart Circle Line.

History[edit]

The Caledonian Railway extended the original Cathcart District Railway route back in a loop configuration towards Glasgow Central in 1894, opening the station here along with it on 2 April that year. The station had a goods yard on the north side of the line to the east of station (on the other side of Kilmarnock Road. This was served by a signal box on the south side of the line, opposite the yard. The signal box was closed on 16 October 1961 as part of the electrification scheme.[2]

British Rail demolished the station building, replacing it with a shelter in the late 1980s. In 2006, housing was built on the site of the goods yard.

Services[edit]

Up to November 1979[edit]

Two trains per hour between Glasgow Central and Kirkhill and one train per hour in each direction on the Cathcart Circle (Inner and Outer).

From November 1979[edit]

Following the opening of the Argyle Line on 5 November 1979, two trains per hour between Glasgow Central and Kirkhill and two trains per hour in each direction on the Cathcart Circle (Inner and Outer).

From 2006[edit]

One train per hour between Glasgow Central and Newton via Kirkhill and one train per hour in each direction on the Cathcart Circle (Inner and Outer).[3] On Sundays, there is an hourly service to/from Newton only.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Langside   Abellio ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Shawlands
Historical railways
Langside
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Cathcart District Railway
  Shawlands
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995), page 187
  2. ^ Kernahan (1980), pages 83-89
  3. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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