Gorbals railway station

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Gorbals
Location
PlaceGorbals
AreaGlasgow
Coordinates55°50′55″N 4°15′13″W / 55.8486°N 4.2537°W / 55.8486; -4.2537Coordinates: 55°50′55″N 4°15′13″W / 55.8486°N 4.2537°W / 55.8486; -4.2537
Operations
Original companyGlasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Platforms2
History
1 September 1877Opened[1]
1 June 1928Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Gorbals railway station was a railway station serving the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.

History[edit]

Railway Clearing House diagram of lines in Glasgow in 1904

The station opened on 1 September 1877[1] as a partial replacement for Southside station, the previous terminus of the Barrhead branch line which was to be extended to the new St Enoch station which had opened nearly a year earlier. Gorbals station closed to passengers permanently on 1 June 1928.[1] The line through the station remained open and in constant use until St Enoch closed to passenger traffic on 27 June 1966. Freight traffic continued until 1973, when the section from Langside Junction was closed & dismantled.

Future[edit]

The Crossrail Glasgow scheme is proposing a new station in this area, close to the location of site of Gorbals.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Strathbungo
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Glasgow & South Western and North British Railways
City of Glasgow Union Line
  St Enoch
Line partially open; station closed
Terminus   Glasgow & South Western and North British Railways
City of Glasgow Union Line
  Gallowgate
Line partially open; station closed
Glasgow Central & St Enoch approaches
Glasgow Central
St Enoch
parts of former station
reused as carriage sidings
Glasgow Bridge Street
Main Street
Gorbals
Cumberland
Street
Southside
Eglinton Street
Pollokshields East
Pollokshields West
Strathbungo

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 106

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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