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Charing Cross Railway Station


(Crois Tearain)

Not to be confused with its much better-known namesake in London, Charing Cross (given the name Crois Tearain in Gaelic) is a popular commuter railway station on the North Clyde Line in Glasgow, a half-mile (1 km) north northeast of Anderston and a similar distance east northeast of Finnieston. This station was opened in 1886 on the Glasgow City & District Railway. Located between the Finnieston Tunnel and the Charing Cross Tunnel, the two platforms lie below street-level. The original station buildings above were demolished in the late 1960s and replaced with a modern flat-roofed ticket hall which forms part of a commercial development that now includes a hotel.

Operated by ScotRail, Charing Cross (Glasgow) Railway Station is staffed part-time. It is third busiest of Glasgow's stations (after the intercity hubs of Glasgow Central and Queen Street Station) and the ninth busiest station in Scotland, with 2,153,640 passengers (2016-17), a remarkable increase in usage from 1,678,918 in the year 2009-10.

It is preceded by Glasgow Queen Street, a half-mile (1 km) to the east southeast, and followed by Partick Railway Station, 1½ miles (2.5 km) to the west northwest.


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