Avanti West Coast
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Glasgow Central was opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1879, and completely rebuilt between 1901 and 1905. The changes extended the Central Hotel that still fronts the station, and added a number of famous architectural features, including the glass-walled bridge that became a popular meeting point for visiting Highlanders – earning it the nickname the 'Hielanman's Umbrella'. Rail fans can learn more about this historic station on daily guided tours, which include underground vaults and a disused Victorian platform. Glasgow Central's architecture reflects the prosperity brought by the Industrial Revolution, when Glasgow became known as the 'Second City of the British Empire'. That legacy is reflected in the fine Victorian buildings throughout the city, such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. And you don't have to go far to see that Glasgow remained a cultural powerhouse into the 20th century and beyond – the exceptional Gallery of Modern Art is just five minutes' walk from Glasgow Central.

Glasgow Central is the busiest station in Scotland, providing numerous links both into the north of the country, as well as long-distance routes into England. It serves as the northern terminus for the Avanti West Coast route, bringing in passengers from Manchester, Birmingham and London. It also acts as the main interchange hub for Scotrail, with 8 different lines on the network calling at Glasgow Central. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Ticket Office (Scottish Destinations) Monday-Saturday 0545-2330 Sunday 0915-2130
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 21:30
Saturday 05:30 - 21:30
Sunday 09:15 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0141 221 8597
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
Shops noteWide range of shops
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notes<p>Accessible toilets can be located platform 1 and 8 both toilets are operated with a radar Key</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Find WiFi Hotspots around Glasgow Central station
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Any member of station staff can help or at the mobility assistance point, travel centre as well as the ticket office. Passengers should arrange assistance before travel with the relevant train operator: CrossCountry 08448 110 125 Virgin Trains East Coast 03457 225 225 First TransPennine Express 0800 1072 149 ScotRail 0800 9122 901 Virgin Trains 08000 158 123

The Mobility Assistance point is open between 07:00 - 22:00. When closed passengers should see any member of station staff.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameOswald Street NCP Car Park
Carpark operatorNCP
Car parking spaces555
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces78
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>Located in front of the escalators to platforms 17& 18 beside the British Transport Police office</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Platforms 1-15 are all on the same level and require no step free access. To access low level Platforms 16 & 17 there are escalators. Disabled passengers should use the lift behind the ticket barriers on platforms 11-15. Disabled passengers can also leave by lifts to Hope Street and can leave all other exits by foot bar Union Street. For step free access to Union Street disabled passengers should exit by Gordon Street.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis can be located on Gordon Street. Mobility assistance can collect and take passengers to this taxi rank

Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:40

Dedicated corporate area with fixed desks for laptops. Designer chairs. Electronic departure information.

All three entrances to Glasgow Central - Gordon Street, Union Street and Hope Street - lead passengers into the main concourse. Platforms 1-15 can be accessed direct from the concourse. Platforms 16-17 are on a lower level, and accessible via stairs, escalators and lifts adjacent to platforms 14 and 15. An 'F' or 'R' beside your platform number denotes the 'front' or 'rear' train. The 'front' train is the one furthest from the concourse.

Departures and arrivals from Glasgow Central

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Glasgow Central station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express04:222On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast04:281On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast05:332On time
to GourockScotRail05:5415On time
to AyrScotRail06:0014On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from KilmarnockScotRail06:119On time
from GourockScotRail06:1111On time
from DalmuirScotRail06:13On time
from AyrScotRail06:1514On time
from MotherwellScotRail06:22On time
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