Ibrox railway station

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Ibrox
Location
Place Ibrox
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°51′00″N 4°18′46″W / 55.8501°N 4.3129°W / 55.8501; -4.3129Coordinates: 55°51′00″N 4°18′46″W / 55.8501°N 4.3129°W / 55.8501; -4.3129
Operations
Original company Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
6 November 1843 Opened as Bellahouston
1845 Closed
1 March 1871 Reopened and renamed Ibrox
6 February 1967 Closed
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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For the Glasgow Subway station of the same name see Ibrox subway station.

Ibrox railway station was a railway station in Ibrox, a district of Glasgow, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 6 November 1843 and was known as Bellahouston.[1] Bellahouston had a short life and was closed in 1845,[1] however the station was reopened and renamed Ibrox on 1 March 1871.[2] Ibrox station closed to passengers on 6 February 1967.[2]

Reopening[edit]

In 2008, the Rangers Supporters' Trust issued a statement calling for the station to be reopened.[3] The suggestion was met with disinterest from officials, public and media, as Ibrox Stadium is already well served by public transport in the form of bus routes and subway. The calls were made after it had been announced that public transport was to be improved in the East End of Glasgow, including the Celtic Park area, in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, page 32
  2. ^ a b Butt, page 126
  3. ^ "RST Raise Ibrox Rail Link Issue". www.rangerssupporterstrust.co.uk (Rangers Supporters' Trust). 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
Sources
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Govan
Line and Station closed
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway (Govan Branch)
  Pollokshields
Line open; Station closed
Cardonald
Line and Station open
Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway