Charing Cross (Glasgow) Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Charing Cross (Glasgow) is a railway station close to the centre of Glasgow, Scotland, serving the district of the same name. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line. It should not be confused with the Charing Cross station in London. Dating from 1886, it was originally part of the Glasgow City and District Railway, the first underground railway in Scotland. The station was built using the cut and cover method, with the original walls being visible on the open air section at the western end of the platforms. Nearby points of interest include Sauchiehall Street and the Mitchell Library, and the station (along with nearby Anderston - a stop on the Argyle Line), serves the city's financial district, making this station popular with commuters. The original surface buildings of the station were removed in the late 1960s during the construction of the M8 motorway, and replaced by the current structure as part of the adjoning Elmbank Gardens commercial development in 1970 - the building was designed by the Richard Seifert Co-Partnership. In 1995 it received a minor refurbishment when lifts were provided down to platform level. The present station contains a staffed ticket office and a small branch of WHSmith. Automatic ticket gates have now been installed and came into operation on 3 June 2011.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 261973 0
2014 265735 0
2013 275524 0
2012 327256 0
2011 268038 0
2010 267736 0
2009 272433 0
2008 290474 0
2007 287090 0

Location Data

  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Anderston/City
  • Scottish Parliament Region: Glasgow
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Glasgow Central
  • Unitary Authority: Glasgow City Council
  • Scottish Parliament Constituency: Glasgow Kelvin
  • European Region: Scotland

Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
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December 2015 0 00000000000000
November 2015 0 00000000000000
October 2015 0 00000000000000
September 2015 0 00000000000000
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 1 00000000000001
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 1 10000000000000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 0 00000000000000
October 2014 0 00000000000000
September 2014 0 00000000000000
August 2014 0 00000000000000
July 2014 0 00000000000000
June 2014 0 00000000000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 0 00000000000000
February 2014 0 00000000000000
January 2014 0 00000000000000
December 2013 0 00000000000000
November 2013 1 00000000000001
October 2013 1 00000000000001
September 2013 0 00000000000000
August 2013 2 10000000000001
July 2013 2 00000000000002
June 2013 1 10000000000000
May 2013 0 00000000000000
April 2013 0 00000000000000
March 2013 1 00000000000001
February 2013 3 20000000000001
January 2013 1 00000000000001

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