Thorntonhall railway station
|Local authority||South Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Busby Railway|
|1 September 1868||Opened as Eaglesham Road|
|1 June 1877||Renamed Thornton Hall|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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 1⁄2 miles (13.7 km) south of Glasgow Central.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Glasgow South Western Line
- 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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