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 Hamilton Central 

Station Usage

In 2022/2023, Hamilton Central had 526,570 entries and exits, making it the 744th most used, out of 2,575 stations in Great Britain.
It ranked 367th busiest (out of 997), with 911 scheduled services per week.
That's a daily average of 1442.66 passengers* starting or ending their journey here and 11.12 passengers per service*, giving it the 868th (out of 1,659) passenger to service ratio.
* This increases to a daily average of 1449.05 passengers passing through the station and 11.21 passengers per service when interchanges are included.
Service sample data based on scheduled services during the first week of the May 22 timetable.

Usage stats in detail

Standard price entries & exits: 161,986
Reduced price entries & exits: 283,092
Season ticket entries & exits: 81,492
Total entries & exits: 526,570
Interchanges made between connecting services: 2,333
Change in usage from 21/22: +147,604 : 38.95%
A detailed breakdown of passenger journeys between individual stations can be found in our origin/destination matrix pages.

Platform Lengths

1133483Down Platform
2193701Up Platform
*VF = Vicki Feet: the unit of measurement for platform lengths, as used in the excellent All The Stations. Conversion rate: YouTube video
Data derived from Network Rail timetable planning rules 2025 (Jan 2024)

Service Patterns

Current Timetables

035Glasgow - Larkhall & Motherwell via NewtonMay24
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Usage History

Change between 1997 & 2023: +2,777 (+0.53%)

Reasons for change:
2008-09 PTE Urban Area Station

Location Details

Location: Hamilton Central
Station Facility Owner: ScotRail
OS Grid Ref: 272210 655198
Constituency: Lanark and Hamilton East
Local Authority: South Lanarkshire
NR Region: Scotland
PTE: Strathclyde
ELR: HMN2 5m 03ch
This station is part of the Strathclyde PTE


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Origin/Destination Matrix

Top 5 jouneys from Hamilton Central during 2022/2023:
•Glasgow Central (125,049 journeys)
•Argyle Street (30,974 journeys)
•Larkhall (9,566 journeys)
•Partick (7,460 journeys)
•Exhibition Centre (Glasgow) (6,924 journeys)
Full reports can be created on our dedicataed ODM Pages.

Neighbouring Stations

Below are Hamilton Central's neighbouring stations, and the distance to them in miles. Click on a station to view details for that location.
Hamilton West0.89