Thorntonhall railway station

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8+12 miles (13.7 km) south of Glasgow Central.

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History

In 1866, the Busby Railway was opened to exploit the Giffnock sandstone quarries and the Busby textile industry. Two years later, in 1868, the railway was extended to East Kilbride via Thorntonhall. The station in Thorntonhall was originally named 'Eaglesham Road'. At the beginning, the station was only open to mineral traffic in 1867, and later extended for passengers to use it in September 1868. Glasgow South Side, at Gushetfaulds, was a 30-minute journey from Thorntonhall.

Services

There is a daily (including Sundays) hourly service northbound to Glasgow Central and eastbound to East Kilbride. Some additional trains call at weekday peak periods. [3]

Thorntonhall
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Thorntonhall railway station. Old ticket office and waiting room, etc from the overbridge.jpg
General information
Location Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire
Scotland
Coordinates 55°46′06″N4°15′02″W / 55.7683°N 4.2506°W / 55.7683; -4.2506 Coordinates: 55°46′06″N4°15′02″W / 55.7683°N 4.2506°W / 55.7683; -4.2506
Grid reference NS588551
Managed by ScotRail
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeTHT
History
Original company Busby Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Key dates
1 September 1868 [1] Opened as Eaglesham Road
1 June 1877 [1] Renamed Thornton Hall
March 1944 [2] Renamed
Passengers
2016/17Decrease2.svg 16,748
Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Hairmyres   ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Busby

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References

  1. 1 2 Butt 1995, p. 87.
  2. Butt 1995, p. 229.
  3. Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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