Trains to Glasgow Central

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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third most populous and fourth most visited the city in the UK. The city is situated on the River Clyde it has become the largest seaport in Britain one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies. Glasgow Central is the busiest station in Scotland, serving approximately 29 million people annually, it provides numerous links to the north of the country, as well as long‐distance routes throughout England. The second main city‐centre railway station in Glasgow is Glasgow Queen Street station.

Glasgow Central railway station has three entrances, one Gordon Street, the second on Union Street and the third on Hope Street. The train station is equipped with a manned ticket office opened from Monday to Saturdays from 6:00am to 23:25pm and on Sundays from 7:00am to 23:25pm. There are self‐service ticket machines located at this train station selling tickets and available to collect pre‐booked train tickets. Toilets and showers are located on the lower level by Union Street entrance. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available nearby Gordon Street entrance. British Transport Police is located on the lower ground, while the luggage storage service is located next to platform 1 together with payphones. Additional services to travellers include lost property office, photo boots and 19 food and drink retail outlets. Pay as you go wireless service, car parking and bicycle parking are available at Glasgow Central station.

Platforms 1 to 15 can be accessed directly from the concourse, while Platforms 16 and 17 are located on the lower ground and are accessible via stairs, escalators and lifts adjacent to platforms 14 and 15. Taxi ranks can be found on at north of the station, while buses operate from the adjacent streets. The nearest subway station is within few minute walk from Glasgow central and are St Enochand and Buchanan Street subways. There is a bus service available to travellers connecting Glasgow Queen Street and Buchanan bus station.

Glasgow Central railway station serves as the northern terminus for the Virgin Trains west coast route, transporting in passengers from Manchester, Birmingham and London. It also acts as the main interchange hub for ScotRail, running 8 different lines on the network calling at Glasgow Central. Glasgow is the northern terminus of the West Coast main Line West Coast Main Line 397 miles (640 km) north of London Euston, and inter‐city services. The railway station is equipped with three ticket halls, two of which operated by ScotRail, while the third is run by Virgin Trains at the Gordon Street entrance. Virgin Trains also operate a dedicated customer lounge next to Platform 1 and a First‐class lounge. Passengers travelling by train are advised to purchase train tickets to Glasgow Central in advance in order to skip queues and avoiding missing their trains. Train tickets can be easily collected from self‐service ticket machines available at the departure train station. Glasgow Central is served by six train‐operating companies: CrossCountry, Abellio ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway and Caledonian Sleeper. CrossCountry trains operate two‐hourly services via the East Coast Main Line to Birmingham New Street via Leeds and serve other destinations including Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance. Abellio ScotRail serves Scottish destinations including Ayr, Kilmarnock, Troon, East Kilbride, Gourock, Neilston, Stranraer, Largs and Lanark. It also provides services to Carlisle and Newcastle. TransPennine Express operates a two‐hourly service to Manchester Airport Via Manchester Piccadilly, Preston and the West Coast Main Line. Only one train per day running on Sundays connects Glasgow central to Manchester Victoria. Virgin Trains runs an hourly service to London Euston and a two‐hourly service to the same destination calling at Birmingham New Street via the West Coast Main Line. They run services from and to Birmingham New Street and Crewe. London North Eastern Railway operates one train per day to London King’s Cross calling at Edinburgh Waverley, Newcastle and York. While Caledonian Sleeper trains run one sleeper night service Sunday to Fridays to London Euston.

Glasgow Central is located nearby a number of famous architectural features, including the glass‐walled bridge, fine Victorian buildings located throughout the city, such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The exceptional Gallery of Modern Art that is just five minutes' walk from Glasgow Central. Other tourist attractions include Glasgow Cathedral, and Necropolis consecrated in 1197, this impressive Scottish Gothic architecture and atmospheric cemetery inspired by Père Lachaise. Tourists will be impressed by the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened for business in 1901, in a Spanish Baroque style. Pollock Country Park is 10 minutes by train from Glasgow Central station, ideal for family picnics, with Pollok house exhibiting art collections. The Mackintosh House is the best representation of the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Glasgow Science Centre offers a planetarium with interactive exhibits and stunning city views from the 417‐foot‐high tower. The Riverside Museum offers an interesting exhibition of vintage 1930s vehicles. Book train tickets to Glasgow Central and start planning your journey today.