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SideTracked - Barrhead Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 09/01/2013
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Trying to fix the blank space on the caching map that is Barrhead with my first hide. This one will be part of the SideTracked series, a series of caches intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

In keeping with the rules it is not hidden on Railway property

Barrhead railway station is in the town of Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and is on the Glasgow South Western Line, 7½ miles (12 km) south west of Glasgow Central.

The station was opened by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway on 27 September 1848. The line southwards beyond Neilston (Low) to Kilmarnock via Dunlop (the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway) was added in 1871 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway, giving travellers access to the G&SWR main line to Dumfries and Carlisle.

The station has three platforms - one north-east facing bay (on the north-west side) specifically for terminating services and two through platforms, 1 and 2, which can be used for any service. A ticket machine serves Platforms 2 and 3 while an office is located on Platform 1.
There are curently three trains per hour to Glasgow Central, two of which start from here and the other from Kilmarnock, or stations further south. Southbound, there is one train per hour to Kilmarnock; through services beyond only call at peak times and in the evening.

On Sundays there is an hourly service each way, with a pair of through trains to Carlisle.

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