Bridgeton Central railway station

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Bridgeton Central
Bridgeton Central Station, entrance - geograph.org.uk - 1900782.jpg
Location
PlaceBridgeton
AreaGlasgow
Coordinates55°50′59″N 4°13′40″W / 55.8497°N 4.2277°W / 55.8497; -4.2277Coordinates: 55°50′59″N 4°13′40″W / 55.8497°N 4.2277°W / 55.8497; -4.2277
Operations
Original companyGlasgow City and District Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Platforms4
History
1 June 1892Opened as Bridgeton Cross[1]
January 1954Renamed as Bridgeton Central[1][2]
14 June 1965Renamed as Bridgeton[2]
5 November 1979Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Bridgeton Central railway station was located in Glasgow, Scotland and served the Bridgeton area of that city. On the Glasgow City and District Railway it was located on the modern North Clyde line on a branch from High Street and acted as a terminus for services from the north west of the city.

Though electrified in 1960 as part of the Glasgow North Bank suburban electrification scheme, it was closed to passenger in November 1979 when the Argyle Line reopened (the recommissioned station on this route at Bridgeton effectively replaced it). It was then used as a maintenance depot for the Class 303 and Class 311 fleet until final closure in June 1987.[3] The tracks were subsequently lifted and platforms demolished. The station building, now in commercial and residential use, is protected as a category B listed building.[4]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Glasgow City and District Railway
North British Railway
  Gallowgate Central
Line and Station closed

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 44
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 43
  3. ^ Railscot - Glasgow City & District Railway Robertson , E. www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2013-09-23
  4. ^ Historic Environment Scotland & LB33853

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 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Historic Environment Scotland. "577-621 (odd nos) London Road, 2-4 (even nos) Kerr Street and 3-5 (odd nos) Orr Street, former Bridgeton Cross Station and Tenements  (Category B) (LB33853)". Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  • 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 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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