Pollokshaws West railway station

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Pollokshaws West National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Pollokshaws an Iar[1]
Pollokshaws West railway station in 2007.jpg
Location
PlacePollokshaws
Local authorityGlasgow
Coordinates55°49′26″N 4°18′05″W / 55.8239°N 4.3014°W / 55.8239; -4.3014Coordinates: 55°49′26″N 4°18′05″W / 55.8239°N 4.3014°W / 55.8239; -4.3014
Grid referenceNS559613
Operations
Station codePWW
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.135 million
2014/15Increase 0.142 million
2015/16Increase 0.148 million
2016/17Decrease 0.146 million
2017/18Decrease 0.144 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Pre-groupingCR & G&SWR
Post-groupingLMS
27 September 1848Opened as Pollokshaws[2]
5 May 1952Renamed as Pollowshaws West[2]
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 West from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pollokshaws West railway station is a railway station in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is served by trains on the Glasgow South Western Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Pollokshaws on 27 September 1848 by Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway,[2] which later became the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway - a joint railway company between the Caledonian Railway and the Glasgow and South Western Railway. To the south west is Busby Junction where the Busby Railway (latterly part of the Caledonian Railway) diverges. Following grouping, the station became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

It was not until British Railways days - 5 May 1952[2] - that the station was renamed as Pollokshaws West. The station buildings are now protected as a category B listed building.[3]

Services[edit]

The station is normally served by a service every half hour to Barrhead (hourly on Sundays) and to East Kilbride, and four trains per hour (three per hour on Sundays) to Glasgow Central.[4]

The station is an interchange station for services between the East Kilbride line, and the Barrhead (and also Kilmarnock/Troon/Stranraer) line.

Pollokshaws West is the nearest station to the Burrell Collection and Pollok House (approximately 10 minutes' walk).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kennishead   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Crossmyloof
Thornliebank    
  Historical railways  
Kennishead
Line and station open
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
  Crossmyloof
Line and station open
Thornliebank
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
  connection to GB&KJR

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 187
  3. ^ "Pollokshaws West Station: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  4. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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