Thorntonhall railway station

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Thorntonhall National Rail
Thorntonhall railway station.jpg
Location
Place Thorntonhall
Local authority South Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°46′06″N 4°15′02″W / 55.7683°N 4.2506°W / 55.7683; -4.2506Coordinates: 55°46′06″N 4°15′02″W / 55.7683°N 4.2506°W / 55.7683; -4.2506
Grid reference NS588551
Operations
Station code THT
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 19,360
2012/13 Increase 21,624
2013/14 Decrease 18,394
2014/15 Decrease 18,314
2015/16 Increase 19,094
History
Original company Busby Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 September 1868[1] Opened as Eaglesham Road
1 June 1877[1] Renamed Thornton Hall
March 1944[2] Renamed
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thorntonhall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thorntonhall railway station is a railway station in the village of Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line, 8 12 miles (13.7 km) south of Glasgow Central.

History[edit]

In 1866, the Busby Railway was opened to exploit the Giffnock sandstone quarries and the Busby textile industry. Two years later, in 1868, the railway was extended to East Kilbride via Thorntonhall. The station in Thorntonhall was originally named 'Eaglesham Road'. At the beginning, the station was only open to mineral traffic in 1867, and later extended for passengers to use it in September 1868. Glasgow South Side, at Gushetfaulds, was a 30-minute journey from Thorntonhall.

Services[edit]

There is a daily (including Sundays) hourly service northbound to Glasgow Central and eastbound to East Kilbride. Some additional trains call at weekday peak periods.[3]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Hairmyres   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Busby

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 87.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 229.
  3. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (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. 

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