Strathbungo railway station

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Strathbungo
Location
Place Strathbungo
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′17″N 4°16′29″W / 55.83801°N 4.27469°W / 55.83801; -4.27469Coordinates: 55°50′17″N 4°16′29″W / 55.83801°N 4.27469°W / 55.83801; -4.27469
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
1 December 1877 Opened[1]
28 May 1962 Closed[1]
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Strathbungo railway station was a railway station serving the village of Strathbungo, Renfrewshire, (and later the city of Glasgow), Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 December 1877,[1] and was located close to the junction between the lines to Glasgow St Enoch via Gorbals Junction (opened the year before the station itself, in 1876) and the older route towards Glasgow Central (first opened in 1848 by the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway).

It closed to passengers permanently on 28 May 1962.[1]

Today little trace remains of the station at rail level, though the former booking office building on the bridge above still stands;[2] both lines meanwhile are still open as part of the Glasgow South Western Line, though the old route towards St Enoch is still double line though freight-only (linking into the West Coast Main Line at Larkfield Junction).

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Crossmyloof
Line and station open
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Gorbals
Line partially closed; Station closed
Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Eglinton Street
Line open; Station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 222
  2. ^ Railscot - Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2013-08-16

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