Partick West railway station

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Partick West
Partick West 4 62003 1r.jpg
April 1962
Location
PlaceThornwood
AreaGlasgow
Grid referenceNS551664
Operations
Original companyLanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Platforms4
History
10 October 1896Opened
5 October 1964Closed
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

Partick West railway station was a station that served the Partick area of the city of Glasgow, particularly the Thornwood section of Partick from 1896 to 1964. It was a four platform station on the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway, with two platforms on an east-west line with services between Dumbarton and Glasgow city centre and a further two platforms on a north-south line with services between Maryhill and the city centre.

The station was situated beside the imposing building of the Meadowside Granary, which has since been demolished and replaced by part of the Glasgow Harbour development. Passenger services stopped using Partick West in the 1960s as part of the Beeching Axe which drastically cut rail services across the United Kingdom.

Partick West was one of three stations which served the Partick area, along with Partickhill and Partick Central (latterly called Kelvin Hall). None of these stations exist now, and since 1979 the area has been served by one Partick station which combines rail, underground and bus services.

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Partick Central
Line and station closed
  Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
operated by Caledonian Railway
  Crow Road
Line and station closed
  Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
operated by Caledonian Railway
  Whiteinch Riverside
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 55°52′11″N 4°19′04″W / 55.8696°N 4.3179°W / 55.8696; -4.3179