Kelvinside railway station

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Kelvinside
Location
Place Kelvinside
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′04″N 4°18′37″W / 55.88443°N 4.31041°W / 55.88443; -4.31041Coordinates: 55°53′04″N 4°18′37″W / 55.88443°N 4.31041°W / 55.88443; -4.31041
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 October 1896 Opened[1]
1 January 1917 Closed [1]
1 June 1919 Re-opened [1]
1 July 1942 Closed [2]
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Kelvinside railway station was located on Great Western Road, next to the current Gartnavel General Hospital in the Kelvinside area of Glasgow, Scotland. Part of the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway services ran through the station from Glasgow city centre to Maryhill in the north of the city and beyond. The line from the station to Crow Road railway station passes under the current site of Hyndland railway station on the Argyle and North Clyde lines.

It was a two platform station, with a nearby goods yard. Upon closure the line as part of the Beeching Axe the area has now been redeveloped with housing. The former station building was designed by Sir John James Burnet and was subjected to numerous arson attacks while it was closed but now houses a restaurant called 'Bar Stazione'. Previously, the building housed a restaurant and bar called 'Carriages' but a fire in December 1995 left just a shell of masonry and lay as a ruin for many years before reopening in its present incarnation.

The Caledonian Railway monogram "CR" is still carved into the stone on the building's north facade.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Crow Road
Line and station closed
  Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
operated by Caledonian Railway
  Maryhill Central
Line and station closed

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 130
  2. ^ Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (May 1973) [1964]. Passengers No More (2nd ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 65. ISBN 0-7110-0438-2. OCLC 2554248. 1513 CEC 573. 

Sources[edit]

  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.