Merkland Street subway station

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Merkland Street
Location
Place Partick
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°52′12″N 4°18′35″W / 55.8701°N 4.3097°W / 55.8701; -4.3097Coordinates: 55°52′12″N 4°18′35″W / 55.8701°N 4.3097°W / 55.8701; -4.3097
Operations
Original company Glasgow District Subway
Platforms 2
History
14 December 1896 Station opened & closed same day[1]
21 January 1897 Station reopened[1]
21 May 1977 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Merkland Street station was one of the 15 subway stations in Glasgow, Scotland. It is the only station on the system that has closed permanently. The station opened in 1896. It was located 25 metres to the south-west of its replacement, Partick station and about 300 metres to the south of Partickhill railway station. It closed permanently in 1977 when the rest of the network was closed for modernisation. When the network reopened in 1980, it was replaced by a new station nearby named Partick, offering direct transfers to the rail station of the same name. There is evidence of Merkland Street station's existence due to a long straight and humped stretch on the underground with large diameter tunnels, although the platforms and station buildings no longer remain.

In 1940, during World War II, a German bomb hit the station and it was closed for many months.

Merkland Street is one of the stations mentioned in Cliff Hanley's song The Glasgow Underground.[2]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 158
  2. ^ YouTube - The Glasgow Underground

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.
  • 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.
  • Merkland Street station on navigable OS map
  • SubBrit article on the Merkland Street