Summerston railway station

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Summerston
National Rail
Summerston railway station in 2009.jpg
LocationSummerston, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates55°53′56″N 4°17′32″W / 55.8988°N 4.2921°W / 55.8988; -4.2921Coordinates: 55°53′56″N 4°17′32″W / 55.8988°N 4.2921°W / 55.8988; -4.2921
Grid referenceNS567696
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeSUM
History
Original companyBritish Rail
Key dates
2 December 1993Opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 0.152 million
2016/17Decrease 0.099 million
2017/18Increase 0.147 million
2018/19Steady 0.147 million
2019/20Decrease 0.120 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Summerston railway station is a railway station serving the Summerston area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is located on the Maryhill Line, 4+14 miles (7 kilometres) northwest of Glasgow Queen Street. Services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

The original Summerston station (closed in 1951)[1] was located about 1+12 miles (2.5 km) to the north of the present station on the defunct and dismantled Kelvin Valley Railway line between Maryhill and Kilsyth; the current one is one of five built for the Maryhill Line project by British Rail in 1993.

The route on which it stands though is considerably older, being opened in 1858 by the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and later used by West Highland Line to reach Queen Street High Level and the former Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway main line. Services initially terminated at Maryhill when the line first opened, but were subsequently extended through to Anniesland in 2005 to give access to the North Clyde Line.

Services[edit]

View from street level up to the platforms.

Between Monday and Saturday there is a half-hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Queen Street and westbound to Anniesland (where connections can be made for the North Clyde Line).[2] With the timetable revision that started on 18 May 2014, a limited hourly Sunday service now operates on this route between 09:30 and 19:00.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railscot Chronology - Kelvin Valley RailwayRailscot; Retrieved 2014-01-15
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016; Table 232

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Gilshochill   Abellio ScotRail
Maryhill Line
  Maryhill