Glasgow Central Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Glasgow Central (Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu Mheadhain, Scots: Glesga Central) is a major mainline terminus and the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. The station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 31 July 1879 and is currently one of nineteen UK stations managed by Network Rail. It is the northern terminus of the West Coast Main Line (397 miles (640 km) north of London Euston). The station serves all of the Greater Glasgow conurbation's southern suburbs and towns, and the Ayrshire and Clyde coasts, and is the terminus for all inter-city services between Glasgow and destinations in England. There is also a limited service to Edinburgh although the city's second mainline terminus, Glasgow Queen Street, is the principal station for trains to Edinburgh. With over 33 million passenger entries and exits between March 2014 and April 2015, Glasgow Central is the ninth-busiest railway station in Britain. According to Network Rail, over 38 million people use it annually, 80% of whom are passengers. The station is protected as a category A listed building.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 3216085 0
2014 3203388 3089822
2013 3118643 3223808
2012 3855727 2997019
2011 3787861 0
2010 3683691 0
2009 3733668 0
2008 3974995 0
2007 3796997 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
January 2016 33 2000000000000211
December 2015 96 50000000200001826
November 2015 30 190000000000056
October 2015 50 28000000000001210
September 2015 38 1700000000000714
August 2015 49 2600000000000617
July 2015 34 1300000000000615
June 2015 29 1200000000000413
May 2015 29 1200001000000115
April 2015 35 1400010000000416
March 2015 43 1900000000000717
February 2015 17 100000000000025
January 2015 23 600000000000611
December 2014 31 1500000000000313
November 2014 38 1900000000000811
October 2014 28 1400000000000212
September 2014 45 18000000100001016
August 2014 40 1500000000000322
July 2014 43 2200000000000219
June 2014 43 2800000000000213
May 2014 33 2200000000000110
April 2014 35 1400000000000516
March 2014 37 2000000000000710
February 2014 35 2000000000000510
January 2014 22 110000000000029
December 2013 20 900000000000110
November 2013 45 1800000000000324
October 2013 41 1500010000000619
September 2013 44 2600000000000414
August 2013 33 1300000000000218
July 2013 38 2000000000000414
June 2013 60 3600000000000816
May 2013 65 4100000000000321
April 2013 47 2600000000000219
March 2013 37 1200010000000618
February 2013 52 26000000000001214
January 2013 32 220000000000037

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