Anderston railway station
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.
Platforms at Anderston
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Glasgow Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|10 August 1896||Opened as Anderston Cross|
|3 August 1959||Station closed|
|1968||Station building demolished|
|5 November 1979||Reopened as Anderston|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.
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.
The station building, with the Kingston Bridge overhead
Mondays to Saturdays:
- 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
|Glasgow Central (Low Level)
Line open; station open
Glasgow Central Railway
Line open; station open
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