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Written by Mark Bearton - 25 Jan 2005
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Location notes
Newton is on the West Coast Main Line south-east of Glasgow City Centre. It is a junction between the main line and two suburban lines, one to Glasgow via Cathcart and the other to Motherwell via Hamilton. The platforms are on the local lines.
Railway type and traffic
The West Coast Main Line carries a variety of passenger services, operated by Virgin, East Coast and Scotrail, though not much freight passes here. The local services are in the hands of class 314 EMUs on the Cathcart services, which terminate at Newton, and 318/320/334 units on trains towards Hamilton. Transpennine 185s also pass on Manchester duties.
Environment
Newton is a fairly run-down station, though the area surrounding it is slowly being redeveloped. The station is fairly quiet, being mainly used as a Park-and-Ride facility. It is manned for most of the day and has a good waiting room on the Glasgow-bound platform.You should be safe on the station during the day.
Road directions
From the M74, Junction 3:
Turn right to head east on the A74. After passing under the M73, turn right onto the B758 (first right after the end of the dual-carriageway). Take the first proper road on the right after passing beneath the WCML. This road takes you back over the Main Line before running parallel to it for a way. The next road on the right takes you beneath the station.

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Newton Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a car park near the station.
Public transport
There is a 30 minute service from Glasgow Central High Level, alternately via Queens Park or Pollokshaws, which terminates at Newton. There is also a similar service from Glasgow Central Low-level to Hamilton and Motherwell.

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Amenities
There are no facilities around the station.
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Photographic notes
As mentioned above, the local trains arrive from the left-hand route from Cathcart and terminate at Newton. These then run forward into a siding to reverse. Hamilton trains operate from the Main Line from Glasgow, crossing over to the station before heading south towards Hamilton. Photos of these trains are best for trains heading from Glasgow, in the morning looking east and in the afternoon looking west towards the sidings and the Hamilton Branch. It would be possible to take photos of trains on the Main Line only with a telephoto lens, and these trains are really best for videoing.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east

Note the main line curving away to the left

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