Pollokshields East railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Pollokshields an Ear|
Looking north towards Glasgow Central
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 March 1886||Opened|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
|1 June 1919||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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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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.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Queen's Park||Abellio ScotRail
Line and station open
Cathcart District Railway
Line open; station closed
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