Possil railway station

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Possil
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Possil Station in 2007
Location
Place Possilpark
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°53′33″N 4°15′43″W / 55.89260°N 4.26201°W / 55.89260; -4.26201Coordinates: 55°53′33″N 4°15′43″W / 55.89260°N 4.26201°W / 55.89260; -4.26201
Operations
Original company Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 3
History
1 February 1897[1] Opened
1 May 1908[1] Closed
8 January 1934[1] Reopened
January 1954[1] Renamed Possil North
5 October 1964[1] Closed
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Possil railway station was situated on Balmore Road, in the north of Glasgow, Scotland and served the Possilpark and Parkhouse areas of the city.

History[edit]

Part of the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway, it served as the terminus for passenger services, but allowed for through services for the transport of freight. Services ran from Rutherglen to Possil, via Glasgow Central Railway.

There was a goods yard at the site of the station, which was closed as part of the Beeching Axe. A scrapyard now occupies the site, although the station building and goods shed are still standing. The building has a slightly similar design to the now extinct Botanic Gardens structure on the Glasgow Central Railway. It has the company monogram "CR" carved in the stone above the two windows on the building's left frontal facade. It was in use as a bookmakers for many years in the 80s and 90s but by 2006, it was empty and falling into disrepair. It is now protected as a category C(S) listed building.[2]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Maryhill Central
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Caledonian Railway
Hamiltonhill Branch
  Springburn Park Goods
Line and station closed

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt, p. 190.
  2. ^ "Former Possil Station: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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. 

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