British Transport Police recorded 265 cases of what it called "less serious public disorder" - covering everything from drunken swearing to petty vandalism - at Central Station in 2012-13, up from just 101 incidents a year before.
The force reported a similar picture at Queen Street, where there were 122 such offences in the 12 months, up from 48 in 2011-12, according to figures scrutinised by the Evening Times for our Crime On Your Streets series.
Over the last year or so British Transport Police has set itself tough new targets for dealing with rowdiness and other anti-social behaviour at stations and on trains.
Officers do not think there are more drunks or yobs - they think they are catching more as a reduction in the number of more serious crimes frees them up to deal with anti-social behaviour.
Superintendent John McBride, the force's Scottish No 2, said: "There are a lot more police about in stations after 7pm - when surveys tell us people say they want to see us."
Glasgow's main stations, by any measure, remain far safer than the busy city centre streets that surround them.
However, as our Crime On Your Streets series has shown, the number of serious offences committed in the main commercial districts of the city has plummeted in recent years.
The beats around Central and Queen Street, nevertheless, remain among the busiest in Scotland, with thousands of offences every year.
In 2012-13 British Transport Police reported 526 crimes and offences at Central - not including crimes committed on trains.
That was nearly double the 271 the previous year. But "less serious public disorder" - a catch-all description used by the UK-wide force - accounted for half the total. There were 73 crimes of "violence against the person", up from 47 in each of the two previous years, but still well below figures of 80 and 90 recorded in the mid-2000s.
Central Station is used by more than 30 million passengers a year. In 2012-13, for the first time since the Evening Times began its Crime on Your Street series, no passengers were mugged at the station.
Thanks to the crackdown on anti-social behaviour, Queen Street Station also saw headline crime figures rise in 2012-13. It had 197 crimes and offences - fewer than one a day - in the year.
However, that figure was up from 136 the year before and 133 in 2010-11. Again, the figures do not include offences committed on trains.
Low-level anti-social behaviour accounted for most offending. Queen Street in 2012-13 had just 13 crimes of "violence against the person" and no sexual crime or muggings.
Mr McBride, meanwhile, said he believed new bylaws banning drinking on trains had not had a major effect on rising figures for petty disorder on the railways.
He said: "The railways are very safe, especially when you bear in mind how many people use them."
BTP's main priority is the safety of passengers and the railways from threats varying from terrorism to vandals who commit what are called "line of route" crimes, such as vandalism of tracks or overheard wires or throwing stones at trains.