Pollokshields West railway station

Coordinates: 55°50′15″N 4°16′34″W / 55.8376°N 4.2761°W / 55.8376; -4.2761
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Pollokshields West

Scottish Gaelic: Pollokshields an Iar[1]
National Rail
General information
LocationPollokshields, Glasgow
Coordinates55°50′15″N 4°16′34″W / 55.8376°N 4.2761°W / 55.8376; -4.2761
Grid referenceNS575628
Managed byScotRail
Other information
Station codePLW
Original companyCathcart District Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Key dates
2 April 1894Opened[2]
2018/19Steady 0.208 million
2019/20Increase 0.211 million
2020/21Decrease 43,558
2021/22Increase 80,856
2022/23Increase 96,894
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Pollokshields West railway station is one of three railway stations in Pollokshields, a district of Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail and lies on the Cathcart Circle Line. The Cathcart Circle Line has been electrified since 1962 under British Railways.


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 Kirkhill/Newton and one train per hour in each direction on the Cathcart Circle (Inner and Outer).[3] The Cathcart Circle trains do not run on Sundays, so only an hourly service operates.


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt (1995), p. 187
  3. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016


  • 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. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  • 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.
  • Kernahan, Jack (1980). The Cathcart Circle. Falkirk, Stirlingshire: Scottish Railway Preservation Society. ISBN 0-9043-9601-0. OCLC 85045869.