Main Street railway station

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Glasgow Central & St Enoch approaches
City of Glasgow
Union Railway
Glasgow Central
Glasgow Central Railway
St Enoch
River Clyde
parts of former station
reused as carriage sidings
Glasgow Bridge Street
Main Street(CGUR)
Cumberland Street(CGUR)
Glasgow and Paisley
Joint Railway
City of Glasgow
Union Railway
Gorbals
Eglinton Street
Southside
Polloc and Govan Railway
General Terminus and
Glasgow Harbour Railway
Pollokshields East
Cathcart District Railway
Pollokshields West
Strathbungo
Glasgow, Barrhead and
Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Cathcart District Railway

Main Street railway station, Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, was built by the City of Glasgow Union Railway while the new line from Shields Junction to St Enoch station was being developed in the 1870s. It was situated adjacent to Gorbals station, which served trains on the Barrhead branch line to St Enoch, close to where the two lines merged at Gorbals Junction. Remnants of both stations can still be seen in Gorbals Street and Hospital Street.

Main Street station was in use from 1872 until 1900,[1] when a new station in Cumberland Street replaced it, following the doubling of the track from Port Eglinton to St Enoch station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of Scotland, Glasgow, Penguin Books, 1990, page 521
  2. ^ Glasgow and South Western Railway 1850-1923, Stephenson Locomotive Society, 1950

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Coordinates: 55°50′56″N 4°15′15″W / 55.8489°N 4.2542°W / 55.8489; -4.2542