Thorntonhall railway station

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Thorntonhall railway station. Old ticket office and waiting room, etc from the overbridge.jpg
Location
Place Thorntonhall
Local authority South Lanarkshire
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
Operations
Station codeTHT
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease2.svg 18,314
2015/16Increase2.svg 19,094
2016/17Decrease2.svg 16,748
2017/18Increase2.svg 21,310
2018/19Increase2.svg 22,026
History
Original company Busby Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 September 1868 [1] Opened as Eaglesham Road
1 June 1877 [1] Renamed Thornton Hall
March 1944 [2] Renamed
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Thorntonhall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Thorntonhall railway station is a railway station in the village of Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line, 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]

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Hairmyres   Abellio 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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