Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SL, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Opened in 1879, Glasgow Central Station is one of two primary mainline rail stations that are located in the center of the city. The station welcomes thousands of people on a daily basis and 38 million people use it annually. Inside you can find 17 platforms as well as all the necessary facilities such as 3 ticket halls (operated by ScotRail and Avanti West Coast), customer lounge, ATMs, WCs, and numerous others. Interestingly, the station has a “Piano garden”. It is the area with a piano that is available for anyone to play. Glasgow Central Station is the northern part of the West Coast Main Line, which connects such major cities of Liverpool, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow.

Glasgow Central Station Overview

Opened by the Caledonian Railway on 31 July 1879, Glasgow Central boasts a rich history. Discover what goes on behind the scenes at the station in this video made by ScotRail to celebrate the station's birthday.



Commonly Asked Questions About the Glasgow Central Station


How many platforms does Glasgow Central Station have?

Being one of the busiest and bigger railway terminals in the UK, Glasgow Central Station consists of 2 levels (high-level and low-level) and has 17 platforms including 2 on the lower level.

How many train stations are there in Glasgow?

Unlike many other cities, Glasgow has only 2 mainline railway stations, Queen Street Stations, which connects Glasgow with the North of Scotland, and Glasgow Central Station, which connects the city with the South and the rest of the UK.

What is Glasgow Central Station's opening hours?

The station operates from Monday to Saturday: 04:00 - 00:30, and on Sunday 07:00 - 00:30


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