Giffnock railway station

Giffnock railway station is a railway station in the town of Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by ScotRail and is on the East Kilbride branch of the Glasgow South Western Line.


National Rail
General information
LocationGiffnock, East Renfrewshire
Coordinates55°48′14″N 4°17′35″W / 55.8039°N 4.2930°W / 55.8039; -4.2930Coordinates: 55°48′14″N 4°17′35″W / 55.8039°N 4.2930°W / 55.8039; -4.2930
Grid referenceNS563591
Managed byScotRail
Other information
Station codeGFN
Original companyBusby Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Key dates
1 January 1866Opened[2]
2016/17Increase 0.359 million
2017/18Increase 0.361 million
2018/19Decrease 0.359 million
2019/20Decrease 0.351 million
2020/21Decrease 49,824
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road


The station was opened by the Busby Railway on 1 January 1866.[2]


The station is located in the town centre of Giffnock. The station has a large car park servicing it that it shares with Giffnock Library. The station is located on Station Road and has a footbridge crossing the line that also serves as access from Giffnock's eastern areas to the town centre, as it is the only access across the line in this area. The station has 2 platforms. The western platform is for trains to Glasgow Central and the eastern one for trains to East Kilbride. The next station towards Glasgow is Thornliebank and the next station toward East Kilbride is Clarkston.


The station has a half-hourly service in each direction (including Sundays) to Glasgow Central and East Kilbride.[3] Express trains also use the line, but they don't stop at Giffnock. The nearest station they stop at is Clarkston

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Clarkston   ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
Line and station open



  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), p. 102.
  3. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016


  • 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. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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