Williamwood railway station

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Williamwood National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Coille Uilleim
Williamwood Trainstation.JPG
Williamwood in 2007
Location
Place Clarkston
Local authority East Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°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 reference NS564580
Operations
Station code WLM
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 0.244 million
2012/13 Increase 0.245 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.220 million
2014/15 Increase 0.229 million
2015/16 Increase 0.242 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
Zone G4
History
Original company London Midland and Scottish Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
9 July 1929 Opened
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 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.[1]

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. ^ Butt, page 251

Sources[edit]

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