Urban Rail in The United Kingdom - Cities - Glasgow


Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city and has the UK's largest suburban rail network outside London. Much of the network is electrified, but some lines are still operated by diesel trains. The trains are operated by First ScotRail. Transport Scotland oversee the management of routes, fares and timetables for all train services in Scotland. However, until 2005, train services around Glasgow were managed by Strathclyde Passenger Transport. Because of this historic split in the management of trains, there are differences between train services in Strathclyde and the rest of Scotland. There is no First Class travel in Strathclyde, only standard class. In addition, morning peak time finishes at 09:00 (rather than 09:15) and there is no evening peak time.

Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street are Glasgow's two mainline train stations and both are located in the city centre. Services to the South leave from Glasgow Central, and services to the North leave from Queen Street. Two lines run underground East to West through Glasgow city centre: the North Clyde line through Glasgow Queen Street and the Argyle Line through Glasgow Central. These services run from underground platforms below the mainline stations. The North Clyde and Argyle lines meet at Partick, which is also served by the Glasgow Subway. Subway stations are also located near Glasgow Central (St Enoch) and Queen Street (Buchanan Street).

A bus services to Glasgow International Airport operates from Paisley Gilmour Street station. Glasgow Prestwick Airport has its own railway station on the Ayrshire Coast line, and is the only airport in Scotland with its own train station. A direct rail link from Glasgow Central to Glasgow International Airport was planned, but was cancelled in 2009.

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