Partickhill railway station

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Partickhill
Partickhill railway station in 2007.jpg
Partickhill railway station in 2007
Location
Place Partick
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°52′20″N 4°18′42″W / 55.8723°N 4.3117°W / 55.8723; -4.3117Coordinates: 55°52′20″N 4°18′42″W / 55.8723°N 4.3117°W / 55.8723; -4.3117
Operations
Original company North British Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Platforms 2
History
20 October 1874 Opened as Partick[1]
1953 Renamed as Partickhill[1]
17 December 1979 Closed[1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Partickhill railway station served the Partick area of Glasgow. The station was opened by the North British Railway Company in 1874 on the north side of Dumbarton Road. At some periods during its existence it was described as Partick for Govan in some timetables.[1]

History[edit]

It was at one stage, one of three stations in Partick, along with the Central and West stations, but was the only one of the three stations to be spared in the Beeching cuts of the mid-1960s, having been extensively rebuilt in 1958.

The station closed in 1979, when the Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive were reopening the Argyle Line (itself a victim of the Beeching axe), they decided to open a new Partick railway station on the same site as Merkland Street subway station, which was itself undergoing refurbishment as part of the overall upgrade of the Glasgow Subway that was undertaken in the late 1970s. With this new Partick station, which worked as an interchange with bus and subway services being separated by only a bridge over Dumbarton Road from the site of the Partickhill station it was decided that the Partickhill site was now redundant and the station closed.

Much of its structures are still visible to the present day, including the platforms.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Stobcross
Line and station open
  Stobcross Railway
North British Railway
  Hyndland
Line and Station closed
Stobcross Railway
North British Railway
Anniesland
Line and Station open
Finnieston
Line open; station closed
  Glasgow City and District Railway
North British Railway
  Junction with Stobcross Railway
at Kelvinhaugh Junction
Junction with Stobcross Railway
at Jordanhill Junction
  Whiteinch Railway
North British Railway
  Jordanhill
Line and station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 181

Sources[edit]

  • 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. 
  • 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.