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Address

Glasgow Central Station
Gordon Street
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G1 3SL
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
 
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Destination
Platform

Buying tickets and collecting them -

Facility Information
Ticket office information

High Level (all destinations): Travel Centre next to Gordon St exit
High Level (Scottish destinations): Station concourse near Hope St exit
Low Level: Low level concourse between escalators

Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 05:15 to 20:15 Saturday: 05:15 to 18:00 Sunday: 09:00 to 19:00
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.

General services information +

Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Bus pick up / drop off on Gordon Street.

Information Systems Information systems are not available.

Passenger services +

Service Information
Glasgow Central station customer services Customer services are not available here.
Left luggage Left luggage is available.
Left luggage contact details

Telephone: 0208 090 9939

URL: https://www.excess-baggage.com/

Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:30
Lost property contact details

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Telephone: 0330 024 0215

First class information +

Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is available.

The lounge is available for Avanti West Coast passengers until 19:00 and Caledonian Sleeper passengers from 20:30.

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

Lounge opening hours Saturday: 07:00 to 18:00 Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00

Station facilities +

Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is not available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Toilets information

Accessible toilets can be located inside the Gordon Street entrance, use the intercom for access. There is also an accessible toilet on platform 9 opposite the water hydration point. Both toilets are operated with a radar Key

Accessible shower is available within the changing places facility.

Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards and coins
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Post box information Located on the concourse
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Cashpoint information Located on concourse
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Shops information Wide range of shops
Showers Showers are available.

Accessibility +

Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.

URL: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Customer help points available Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Any member of station staff can help or at the mobility point, travel centre as well as the ticket office. Passengers should arrange assistance before travel with the relevant train operator: Avanti West Coast 08000 158 123; Caledonian Sleeper 03300 600500; CrossCountry 08448 110 125; London North Eastern Railway 03457 225 225; TransPennine Express 0800 1072 149; ScotRail 0800 9122 901.

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

Staff help opening times Saturday: 04:00 to 00:30 Sunday: 07:00 to 00:30
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Accessible ticket office counter information

Ticket Office: available

Travel Centre: not available

Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis

Accessible taxis can be located on Gordon Street.

Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Customers requiring local trains in Lanarkshire, between Dalmuir and Motherwell / Larkhall, will need Platforms 16 and 17 at the underground Low Level part of the station. However, journeys on most routes from Glasgow Central will be from High Level Platforms 1-15.

High Level 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 except Union Street. For step free access to Union Street disabled passengers should exit by Gordon Street.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

At the Mobility Point on the station concourse. Help can be requested from the mobility point or by asking a member of station staff

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Ticket gates information

Ticket gates are located on platforms 3 to 17

Car parking +

Oswald Street NCP Car Park
Operator NCP
Spaces 555
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
Charges
  • Off peak: N/A
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: N/A
  • Weekly: N/A
  • Monthly: N/A
  • Three monthly: N/A
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: N/A
Contact details 0845 050 7080

Nearest car park is NCP Long Stay Car Park at Oswald Street, access to platform 15 from level 5.  Access via station available during station opening hours.

For parking charges see https://www.networkrail.co.uk/stations/glasgow-central/

Bus connections +

Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

First Group operate a network of frequent local bus routes around Glasgow city and nearby towns. For route maps and timetables:

www.firstgroup.com/ukbus

Arriva and Stagecoach operate a network of routes from Glasgow to surrounding towns. For routes and times:

www.arrivabus.co.uk and www.stagecoachbus.com

Not all buses are accessible

Buy a Glasgow PLUSBUS ticket with your train ticket, for discount price unlimited bus travel around the city. For details:

www.plusbus.info

For information about all public transport  in Glasgow and Strathclyde the area visit:

www.spt.co.uk

Cycle storage +

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands, Wheel Racks
Spaces 70
Sheltered Yes
CCTV Yes

Other transport links +

Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is available.
Taxi rank information

Taxis are available outside opposite the Gordon Street exit

Airport available Airport information is available.
Airport information

GLASGOW AIRPORT:

First operate the Glasgow Shuttle 500 bus, running every ten minutes direct to the airport. There are stops just outside Glasgow Central station on Bothwell Street and Waterloo Street. For times: www.firstglasgow.com

 

Port available Port information is available.
Port information

Service to Gourock for onward ferry connection to Dunoon and Kilcreggan. Service to Wemyss Bay for onward ferry connection to Rothesay. Service to Ardrossan Harbour for onward ferry connection to Brodick. Service to Stranraer for onward ferry connection to Belfast.

The busiest train station in Scotland, Glasgow Central Station sees more than 38 million passengers every year. It was opened in 1879, connecting the country’s industrial powerhouse to other major cities. It was redesigned between 1901 to 1905, with iconic glass roof and bridge, nicknamed ‘Hielanman’s Umbrella’, becoming an iconic landmark in the city. The building’s architecture reflects the era in which it was built, with it and its neighbouring buildings inspired by Victorian designs.

Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and the fourth-most populous city in the UK. It found wealth between the 18th and 20th centuries from trade and shipbuilding, leading to its famous Victorian and art noveau architecture. Today, it’s a cultural hub, home to acclaimed museums, restaurants, and a fantastic nightlife. It’s one of the most popular destinations in the country for people travelling from within and outside of Scotland.

Glasgow was awarded city of culture in 1990, and in the following three decades has proven why. It’s home to Europe’s largest civic arts collection, with works including Van Gogh, Degas and more spanning 20 museums. You can find the Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, as well as a wide range of music venues – awarding it the accolade of a UNESCO City of Music. Glasgow means “dear green place” in Gaelic – a reputation it certainly lives up to with over 90 parks and gardens. Visit Kelvingrove Park and Cunningar Loop for a breath of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Glasgow isn’t famous for its shopping, but it’s still a great place for some retail therapy. It’s home to three big shopping centres very close to the train station, offering high street favourites, independents, and a great range of cafes and restaurants. Visit Style Mile if you’re searching for high street fashion favourites, or the West End for hidden quirky shops along cobbled streets. Most shops are open until 7pm – some later on Thursday evenings – so it’s a great place to shop until you drop.

Glasgow’s food and drink scene is impressive. The city is close to some of the UK’s best produce, and restaurants take full advantage – choose from seafood and shellfish to game and cheeses. Gin and beer may be at the height of their popularity, but it all started in Glasgow. Specialist gin and whiskey bars are rife, serving up the very best local drinks available. National favourite BrewDog has found its second home in Glasgow, so don’t be surprised to find them in almost every bar you come across.

 

FAQs

Where is Glasgow Central station? +

As the name suggests, Glasgow Central station is in the centre of the city, just walking distance away from all of the major restaurants, bars, and attractions.

How many train stations are there in Glasgow? +

Glasgow has one of the most densely populated railway networks in the UK, with a huge 186 train stations in the Greater Glasgow area.

Does Glasgow Central station have lockers? +

Glasgow Central does have lockers, which can be found by platform 1.

Is there left luggage at Glasgow Central station? +

You can leave luggage at Glasgow Central station, with excess baggage situated by platform 1.

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