Glasgow Central station

Glasgow Central is the larger of the two main railway stations in the British city of Glasgow. It is the largest train station in Scotland and the terminus of the Main Line West Coast Main Line. From here, run long distance and night trains of the companies First ScotRail, GNER and Virgin Trains to England. In addition, First ScotRail offers a vast suburban services to the southern suburbs, Ayrshire and towards Edinburgh.

In operation 2004/05, 29.38 million passengers used the station, he is therefore the busiest outside London. Glasgow Central is one of 17 British railway stations, which are not managed by a railway company, but by the infrastructure company Network Rail. The station consists of two parts, a railway terminus and an underground through station.


The station was opened in 1879 on the north bank of the River Clyde. He had eight platforms, a four-track bridge over the Clyde made ​​the connection to the former terminus of Bridge Street forth on the south bank. Soon the station proved to be too small, you widened the bridge and erected on a temporary platform.

On August 10, 1896, running underground Glasgow Central Railway was opened, the station was at right angles to the central station and connections in east-west direction allowed by the southern city center. From 1901 to 1905, the new building of the train station was. The eight existing platforms were extended to the Argyle Street, also created six new. About the Clyde they built a new achtgleisige bridge while the Bridge Street station was closed. Robert Rowand Anderson designed the Central Hotel, which forms the northern facade of the station.