Cardonald Railway Station

(Cair Dhòmhnaill, Moss Road Railway Station)

A suburban stop on both the Inverclyde Line and the Ayrshire Coast Line in Glasgow City, Cardonald Railway Station (in Gaelic as Cair Dhòmhnaill) is located a quarter-mile (0.5 km) east northeast of Cardonald and a half-mile (1 km) north northwest of Halfway. This station opened as Moss Road Railway Station on the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway in 1843 but was closed just two years later. The station reopened with its current name in 1879 and the line was increased from two to four tracks to cope with increased traffic. On electrification in 1967, the line was returned to only two tracks, but was increased once again to three as part of the Paisley Corridor Improvement Project (2011-12). This new central track provides for a fast non-stop service linking Glasgow and Paisley.

Operated by ScotRail, Cardonald comprises two platforms linked by an overbridge and a utilitarian flat-roofed station building. There was once a sizeable goods yard to the north, although this is long gone. Today, the station is staffed part-time and was used by 157,662 passengers per annum in 2009-10 but this number had grown to 227,000 by 2015-16. It is preceded by Glasgow Central, 3½ miles (5.5 km) to the east, and followed by Hillington East Railway Station, a half-mile (1 km) to the west northwest.

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