Williamwood railway station

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Williamwood National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Coille Uilleim[1]
Williamwood Train station.JPG
Williamwood in 2007
Location
PlaceClarkston
Local authorityEast Renfrewshire
Coordinates55°47′39″N 4°17′22″W / 55.7942°N 4.2894°W / 55.7942; -4.2894Coordinates: 55°47′39″N 4°17′22″W / 55.7942°N 4.2894°W / 55.7942; -4.2894
Grid referenceNS564580
Operations
Station codeWLM
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.220 million
2014/15Increase 0.229 million
2015/16Increase 0.242 million
2016/17Increase 0.258 million
2017/18Increase 0.266 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
ZoneG4
History
Original companyLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
9 July 1929Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Williamwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Williamwood railway station is a railway station in the Williamwood area of the town of Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and lies on the Neilston branch of the Cathcart Circle Lines. The line here forms the boundary which separates Clarkston and Giffnock.

Facilities[edit]

There is waiting room within the ticket office for passengers travelling towards Neilston and a waiting room and a shelter on the oppostite platform for passengers travelling towards Glasgow Central. Additionally, there is a Metro newspaper dispenser. At present, there is no access for disabled people as both entrances have significant numbers of steps.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway on 9 July 1929 on the former Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.[2]

The station is currently fully operational, with a part-time booking office. It is an intermediate station on the Glasgow Central - Neilston line. The railway was electrified in the early 1960s and Class 303 "Blue Train" electric multiple units provided almost all trains services for many years thereafter. Services are now mainly operated by the soon-to-be-replaced Class 314 EMUs.

As a cost-saving measure, the three stations south of Williamwood (i.e. Neilston, Patterton and Whitecraigs) were considered for possible closure in 1983 by the Strathclyde PTE but were reprieved.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt, page 251

Sources[edit]

  • 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. (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.
  • 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.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whitecraigs   Abellio ScotRail
Cathcart Circle Lines
  Muirend