Our venues are partnered with Abellio ScotRail, who operate more than 90% of passenger services in Scotland and are the country’s largest transport operator – with the figure of 92.5 million passenger journeys in 2014/15.

  • Glasgow is well connected by train from across the UK.
  • Glasgow Central station links Glasgow to every UK city.
  • Glasgow Queen Street station operates routes mainly to central and northern Scotland.

The main UK train companies operating in Scotland are:

ScotRail

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Virgin Trains

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Cross Country

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East Coast

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Transpennine Express

Linking key cities and major towns in the North and Scotland.

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Planning Your Journey

There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays. 

Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.

Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a bus to Central to continue your journey by train.

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).

Strathclyde Passenger Transport operates the Glasgow Subway providing quick and convenient connections from 15 points across the city (the St. Enoch stop is a few minutes’ walk from Central Station for onward transfer to the campus).

Accessibility Access

On disembarking at the Exhibition Centre, a lift is available to take you to street level. A covered walkway connects the station to the campus.

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