Glasgow City and District Railway

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Glasgow City and District Railway
Coatbridge Branch (NBR)
City of Glasgow Union Railway
Bellgrove Junction
Bellgrove(CoGUR)
Bridgeton Central
Gallowgate Central
High Street East Junction
High Street Goods(Coatbridge Branch)
College(Coatbridge Branch)
City of Glasgow Union Railway
High Street West Junction
High Street
Glasgow Central Railway
Queen Street
Charing Cross
Stobcross(GCR)
Finnieston
Glasgow Central Railway
Kelvinhaugh Junction
Partick Central(L&DR)
Partickhill(Stobcross Railway)
Hyndland(Stobcross Railway)
Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Jordanhill(Whiteinch Railway)
Whiteinch West Jn
Whiteinch North Jn
Anniesland(Stobcross Railway)
Maryhill Park Junction
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Knightswood North Junction
Westerton(GD&HR)
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh 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[edit]

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.

Opening[edit]

Having received the Royal Assent in 1882, the line opened on 15 March 1886.

Withdrawal of passenger services[edit]

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[edit]

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