Shettleston railway station

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Shettleston National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Nighean Sheadna
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Location
Place Shettleston
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′13″N 4°09′36″W / 55.8536°N 4.1599°W / 55.8536; -4.1599Coordinates: 55°51′13″N 4°09′36″W / 55.8536°N 4.1599°W / 55.8536; -4.1599
Grid reference NS648643
Operations
Station code SLS
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 0.682 million
2012/13 Increase 0.704 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.674 million
2014/15 Increase 0.707 million
2015/16 Increase 0.714 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Zone G6
History
Original company North British Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 February 1871 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 Shettleston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Shettleston railway station serves the Shettleston area of Glasgow, Scotland and is 3½ miles (5 km) east of Glasgow Queen Street railway station on the North Clyde Line. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

Shettleston was opened on 1 February 1871[1] when the Coatbridge Branch of the North British Railway opened. In 1877, the station became a junction with the opening of the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway with the commencement of freight services to Bothwell on 1 November 1877[2] and passenger services on 1 April 1878. The line closed to passenger traffic in July 1955 and completely in 1961 (except for a short section to Mount Vernon that survived for a further four years).

In 2010, Shettleston station received bilingual name boards, in English and Gaelic, the Gaelic reading "Baile Nighean Sheadna". Shettleston station facilities include a ticket office, ticket vending machine, waiting shelter, footbridge, clock, train information displays and seating. The station has two platforms. There is also a car park and a cycle parking stand.

In 2011, work commenced on a replacement footbridge, due to the poor condition of the existing one.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes:[3]

  • Half-hourly service towards Edinburgh Waverley (As of August 2016 this service no longer calls at Garrowhill, Easterhouse, Blairhill and Coatdyke. Passengers for these stations should use the half-hourly service towards Airdrie from Balloch instead.)
  • Half-hourly service towards Airdrie
  • Half-hourly service towards Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  • Half-hourly service towards Milngavie via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level

Evening services are as follows:

  • Half-hourly service towards Airdrie via all stations
  • Half-hourly service towards Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level

Sunday services are as follows:

  • Half-hourly service towards Edinburgh Waverley
  • Half-hourly service towards Helensburgh Central
Preceding station National Rail Following station
Garrowhill   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Carntyne
Historical railways
Garrowhill   North British Railway
Coatbridge Branch (NBR)
  Carntyne
Mount Vernon North   North British Railway
Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 210
  2. ^ RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
  3. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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