Glasgow Cross railway station

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Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Cross looking West postcard 1900s.jpg
Glasgow Cross railway stations on the left
Location
Place Glasgow
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′01″N 4°13′40″W / 55.85022°N 4.22773°W / 55.85022; -4.22773Coordinates: 55°51′01″N 4°13′40″W / 55.85022°N 4.22773°W / 55.85022; -4.22773
Operations
Original company Glasgow Central Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
1 November 1895 Opened
5 October 1964 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Glasgow Cross was a railway station in the city centre of Glasgow.

History[edit]

This station was opened on 1 November 1895 by the Glasgow Central Railway.[1]

It was closed, with the line through Glasgow Central (Low Level), on 5 October 1964.[1]

Argyle Line[edit]

Site of the former station today

When the Argyle Line was opened in 1979, Glasgow Cross station was not reopened. Today it is now a ghost station and at surface level the only evidence of its existence are decorative ventilation grilles on the traffic island, between Trongate and London Road, whilst at track level there is a widening of the formation.

There have been rumours of the station being re-opened as an interchange with Glasgow Crossrail, which itself includes proposals for a new Glasgow Cross station located on the City Union bridge, tucked behind the Mercat Building.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Glasgow Green
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway
  Glasgow Central
(Low Level)

Note - Argyle Street station was not in existence until the 1979 re-opening

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995)

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