Glasgow City and District Railway
|Glasgow City and District Railway|
The Glasgow City and District Railway is a railway line in Glasgow, Scotland. With the exception of a short spur to Bridgeton Central, that closed in 1979 upon the opening of the Argyle Line, the line is still open to passenger trains.
Description of the route
This line was built to connect lines in the west and the east of Glasgow. The line runs mostly in tunnels built using the cut and cover method of construction. At its western end, it connects to the Stobcross Railway at Kelvinhaugh Junction and provides a link between the Stobcross Railway and Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway north of Anniesland, and its eastern end is connected to the City of Glasgow Union Railway and the NBR Coatbridge Branch at High Street East Junction.
Having received the Royal Assent in 1882, the line opened on 15 March 1886.
Withdrawal of passenger services
The eastern section of the line was closed to passengers with the closure of Bridgeton Central on 4 November 1979, upon the opening of the Argyle Line. The station remained open several more years as a stabling point until the opening of Yoker Depot.
Connections to other lines
- NBR Coatbridge Branch at High Street East Junction
- City of Glasgow Union Railway at High Street East Junction and Gallowgate
- Glasgow Central Railway at Kelvinhaugh Junction
- Stobcross Railway at Kelvinhaugh Junction and Anniesland
- Whiteinch Railway at Jordanhill East and North Junctions
- Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway at Knightswood North Junction
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- RAILSCOT on Glasgow City and District Railway
- RAILSCOT on Stobcross Railway