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Anderston railway station serves Glasgow's financial district of Anderston and, across the M8 motorway, the housing schemes of both Anderston West and the Blythswood Court estate of the Anderston Centre. It is also close to both the Hilton and Marriott hotels. It is a manned station with an island platform and most of it is underground.

Anderston National Rail
Anderston station on the Argyle Line, Glasgow - platform level.jpg
Platforms at Anderston
Location
PlaceAnderston
Local authorityGlasgow
Coordinates55°51′35″N 4°16′13″W / 55.8598°N 4.2703°W / 55.8598; -4.2703Coordinates: 55°51′35″N 4°16′13″W / 55.8598°N 4.2703°W / 55.8598; -4.2703
Grid referenceNS579653
Operations
Station codeAND
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Owned byNetwork Rail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.603 million
2014/15Increase 0.634 million
2015/16Decrease 0.625 million
2016/17Increase 0.661 million
2017/18Increase 0.712 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow Central Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
10 August 1896Opened as Anderston Cross[1]
3 August 1959Station closed[1]
1968Station building demolished
5 November 1979Reopened as Anderston[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Anderston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 10 August 1896 by the Glasgow Central Railway which was subsequently absorbed by the Caledonian Railway. It later became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission on 3 August 1959.[1]

The original building was demolished in 1968 as, like many other ornate and historical buildings in the area, it lay in the path of the M8 motorway. The station was reopened as part of the Argyle Line project on 5 November 1979 by the British Railways Board and Strathclyde PTE and retains some of the original architecture at platform level.

When sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, the station was served by ScotRail under arrangement with the PTE until the privatisation of British Rail in the 1990s.

Ticket barriers came into operation on 22 June 2011.[2]

GalleryEdit

ServicesEdit

Mondays to Saturdays:[3]

  • 2tph to Dalmuir via Yoker
  • 2tph to Dalmuir via Singer
  • 2tph to Milngavie via Westerton
  • 2tph to Whifflet, with an hourly extension to Motherwell
  • 2tph to Larkhall via Hamilton
  • 1tph to Motherwell via Hamilton
  • 1tph to Cumbernauld via Hamilton and Motherwell

Sundays (10.00 - 18:00 only)

  • 2tph to Balloch via Yoker
  • 2tph to Milngavie
  • 1tph to Larkhall
  • 1tph to Motherwell via Whifflet
  • 2tph to Motherwell via Hamilton

Some weekday peak services to/from the south also start or terminate here.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Glasgow Central (Low Level)   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Exhibition Centre
  Historical railways  
Glasgow Central (Low Level)
Line open; station open
  Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway
  Stobcross
Line open; station open

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 16
  2. ^ "Layout 1" (PDF). Retrieved 6 August 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Table 225 & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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