Gorbals railway station

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Gorbals
Location
Place Gorbals
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′55″N 4°15′13″W / 55.8486°N 4.2537°W / 55.8486; -4.2537Coordinates: 55°50′55″N 4°15′13″W / 55.8486°N 4.2537°W / 55.8486; -4.2537
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 September 1877 Opened[1]
1 June 1928 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Gorbals railway station was a railway station serving the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.

History[edit]

Railway Clearing House diagram of lines in Glasgow in 1904

The station opened on 1 September 1877[1] as a partial replacement for Southside station, the previous terminus of the Barrhead branch line which was to be extended to the new St Enoch station which had opened nearly a year earlier. Gorbals station closed to passengers permanently on 1 June 1928.[1] The line through the station remained open and in constant use until St Enoch closed to passenger traffic on 27 June 1966. Freight traffic continued until 1973, when the section from Langside Junction was closed & dismantled.

Future[edit]

The Crossrail Glasgow scheme is proposing a new station in this area, close to the location of site of Gorbals.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Strathbungo
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
  Terminus
Terminus   Glasgow & South Western and North British Railways
City of Glasgow Union Line
  St Enoch
Line partially open; station closed
Terminus   Glasgow & South Western and North British Railways
City of Glasgow Union Line
  Gallowgate
Line partially open; station closed
Glasgow Central & St Enoch approaches
Up arrow
City of Glasgow
Union Railway
Glasgow Central
Left arrowRight arrow Glasgow Central Railway
St Enoch
River Clyde
parts of former station
reused as carriage sidings
Glasgow Bridge Street
Main Street(CGUR)
Cumberland Street(CGUR)
Left arrow
Glasgow and Paisley
Joint Railway
Left arrow
City of Glasgow
Union Railway
Gorbals
Eglinton Street
Southside
Left arrowRight arrow Polloc and Govan Railway
Left arrow
General Terminus and
Glasgow Harbour Railway
Pollokshields East
Right arrow Cathcart District Railway
Pollokshields West
Strathbungo
Down arrow
Glasgow, Barrhead and
Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Down arrow Cathcart District Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 106

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