Govan railway station

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For the Glasgow Subway station of the same name, see Govan subway station.
Govan
Location
Place Govan
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′42″N 4°18′39″W / 55.8616°N 4.3108°W / 55.8616; -4.3108Coordinates: 55°51′42″N 4°18′39″W / 55.8616°N 4.3108°W / 55.8616; -4.3108
Operations
Original company Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Platforms 2
History
2 December 1868 Opened
1 July 1875 Closed
1 March 1880 Reopened
April 1899 Closed
May 1902 Reopened
May 1906 Closed
January 1911 Reopened
9 May 1921 Closed to regular services
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Govan railway station was a railway station in Govan, a district of Glasgow, Scotland. The station was originally part of an extension to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 2 December 1868.[1] During the station's lifetime it was closed several times:[1] between 1 July 1875 and 1 March 1880, April 1899 and May 1902, and between May 1906 and January 1911. The station closed permanently to regular passenger services on 9 May 1921.[1]

The Glasgow Subway's Broomloan Depot is near to the site of Govan station, and uses part of the old trackbed as a test track.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, page 107

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway (Govan Branch)
  Ibrox
Line and station closed
Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway (Govan Branch)
Cardonald
Line closed, station open