Busby Railway Station
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Busby Railway Station
For the station on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway see Crosshouse railway station.

Busby National Rail
Busby Railway Station 07.JPG
Local authorityEast Renfrewshire
Coordinates55°46?50?N 4°15?44?W / 55.7805°N 4.2623°W / 55.7805; -4.2623Coordinates: 55°46?50?N 4°15?44?W / 55.7805°N 4.2623°W / 55.7805; -4.2623
Grid referenceNS582564
Station codeBUS
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.161 million
2015/16Increase 0.168 million
2016/17Decrease 0.166 million
2017/18Decrease 0.167 million
2018/19Increase 0.174 million
Original companyBusby Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
1 January 1866Opened[1]
National Rail - UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Busby from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Busby railway station is a railway station in the village of Busby, East Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line miles (11.7 km) south of Glasgow Central towards East Kilbride.


The station was opened by the Busby Railway on 1 January 1866.[1]

The 1914 edition of the Ordnance Survey map shows that there was once a goods yard immediately south-east of the present station. There was also a goods line (identified as a 'mineral railway') that branched southwards off the main line immediately south of Busby Station. It passed through the modern row of housing on Westerton Avenue and then swung south-westwards through what is currently woodland and a walkway. The line then terminated in a goods yard which was located in the modern day Field Road Industrial Estate.

There was also a station building on the Down (Glasgow bound) line but this was destroyed by fire in 1965.

The line reduces from double to single track just to the east of the station, remaining single all the way to the terminus except for a passing loop near Hairmyres. Signalling control is now handled by the West of Scotland SCC at Cowlairs, which replaced the former Glasgow Central signalling centre in 2008.


The station has a daily (including Sundays) half-hourly service in each direction; to Glasgow Central and to East Kilbride.[2] A few extra trains operate at weekday peak times.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Thorntonhall   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Historical railways  
connection to
East Kilbride Line
  Caledonian Railway
Busby Railway
Line and station open
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
East Kilbride Line
  connection to
Busby Railway




  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), p. 50
  2. ^ Table 222 National Rail timetable, May 2016


  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • RAILSCOT on Busby Railway
  • RAILSCOT on East Kilbride Line (Caledonian Railway)

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