Pollokshields East railway station

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For other Glasgow stations with similar names see Pollokshields and Pollokshields West.
Pollokshields East National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Pollokshields an Ear[1]
Pollokshields East Station 02.JPG
Looking north towards Glasgow Central
Location
Place Pollokshields
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′27″N 4°16′08″W / 55.8407°N 4.2690°W / 55.8407; -4.2690Coordinates: 55°50′27″N 4°16′08″W / 55.8407°N 4.2690°W / 55.8407; -4.2690
Grid reference NS580632
Operations
Station code PLE
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.341 million
2013/14 Increase 0.360 million
2014/15 Increase 0.375 million
2015/16 Increase 0.397 million
2016/17 Increase 0.425 million
History
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 March 1886 Opened[2][3]
1 January 1917 Closed[2]
1 June 1919 Reopened[2]
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pollokshields East from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pollokshields East railway station is one of two railway stations serving Pollokshields in Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and lies on the Cathcart Circle Line.

History[edit]

The station opened concurrently with the Cathcart District Railway, on 1 March 1886 and was the first of two stations on the Cathcart Circle serving the area to be built (nearby Pollokshields West opened eight years later on the western side of the Circle). It was closed as a wartime economy measure during World War 1 between January 1917 and June 1919. The 1923 Grouping saw ownership pass to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and then onto the Scottish Region of British Railways in January 1948. Many trains over the route began to be worked by diesel multiple units from the summer of 1958, with overhead electrification following in 1962. A line voltage of 6.25kV A.C was used south of here initially due to clearance issues with the bridges & cuttings along the route, though this was subsequently increased to the standard 25kV in the early 1970s.

The original station building was badly damaged by fire in April 1976[4] and was subsequently rebuilt in contemporary style by British Rail.

Services[edit]

2016[edit]

A typical weekday and Saturday service is five trains per hour to Glasgow Central (one train per hour in each direction on the Cathcart Circle, two from Neilston and one from Newton via Kirkhill), two trains per hour to Neilston and one train per hour to Newton (the one other hourly train to/from Newton runs via Langside). A Sunday service is almost the same except the Cathcart Circle trains do not operate. As a result, only three trains per hour operate to Glasgow Central.[5]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Queen's Park   Abellio ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Glasgow Central
  Historical railways  
Queen's Park
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Cathcart District Railway
  Eglinton Street
Line open; station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 187
  3. ^ Kernahan (1980)
  4. ^ "Chronology - Cathcart District Railway"Railscot; Retrieved 1 September 2016
  5. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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