Thornliebank railway station

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Location
Place Thornliebank
Local authority East Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°48′39″N4°18′41″W / 55.8108°N 4.3114°W / 55.8108; -4.3114 Coordinates: 55°48′39″N4°18′41″W / 55.8108°N 4.3114°W / 55.8108; -4.3114
Grid reference NS552599
Operations
Station codeTHB
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease2.svg 0.217 million
2014/15Increase2.svg 0.230 million
2015/16Increase2.svg 0.254 million
2016/17Increase2.svg 0.283 million
2017/18Increase2.svg 0.286 million
History
Original company Busby Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 October 1881Opened [1]
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 Thornliebank from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Thornliebank railway station is a railway station in the village of Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line (East Kilbride branch).

Thornliebank

Thornliebank is a suburban area in East Renfrewshire, in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. Part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation, it is located on the Auldhouse Burn about 6 miles (10 km) south of Glasgow city centre, and just outside the city's administrative boundaries. The original village was founded in the 18th century and began to develop after the opening of a printworks in 1778, and subsequently other light industry. Despite industrial decline in the 20th century, Thornliebank continued to expand due to extensive public and private housing construction. As of the 2011 Census, the area has a population of 4,051.

East Renfrewshire Council area of Scotland

East Renfrewshire is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. Until 1975 it formed part of the county of Renfrewshire for local government purposes along with the modern council areas of Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire and Inverclyde. Although no longer a local authority area, Renfrewshire still remains the registration county and lieutenancy area of East Renfrewshire.

Greater Glasgow human settlement in United Kingdom

Greater Glasgow is an urban settlement in Scotland consisting of all localities which are physically attached to the city of Glasgow, forming with it a single contiguous urban area. It does not relate to municipal government boundaries and its territorial extent is defined by the General Register Office for Scotland, which determines settlements in Scotland for census and statistical purposes. Greater Glasgow had a population of 1,199,629 at the time of the 2001 UK Census making it the largest urban area in Scotland and the fifth-largest in the United Kingdom.

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History

The station was opened by the Busby Railway on 1 October 1881. [1]

Busby Railway

The Busby Railway was a short railway line built on the south side of Glasgow, connecting Busby and later East Kilbride with the city. It opened in two stages, in 1866 and 1868, and served industry and encouraged residential development.

There was a ticket office located on the down (Glasgow bound) platform, but was destroyed by vandals in 1983.[ citation needed ]

Services

The station has a half-hourly service in each direction (including Sundays) to Glasgow Central and East Kilbride. [2]

East Kilbride railway station

East Kilbride railway station serves the town of East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and it is a terminus on the former Busby Railway. The station is 11 12 miles (18.5 km) southeast of Glasgow Central.

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  Pollokshaws West
  Historical railways  
Giffnock
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
  Pollokshaws
Line and station open

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References

Notes

  1. 1 2 Butt (1995), page 229
  2. Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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