Pollokshields railway station

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Pollokshields
Location
Place Pollokshields
Area Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′52″N 4°16′33″W / 55.8478°N 4.2759°W / 55.8478; -4.2759Coordinates: 55°50′52″N 4°16′33″W / 55.8478°N 4.2759°W / 55.8478; -4.2759
Operations
Original company Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
14 July 1840 Opened[1]
1 April 1925 Amalgamated into Shields Road[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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For other Glasgow stations with similar names see Pollokshields East and Pollokshields West.

Pollokshields railway station was a railway station in Pollokshields, a district of Glasgow, Scotland. The station was originally part of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway. It was opened in 1840 and amalgamated into the neighbouring Shields Road station in 1925.

History[edit]

Sources published in the late 20th century claim that Pollokshields station opened on 14 July 1840.[1] Contemporary 19th century sources would suggest however that both Pollokshields station and Shields Road station were created as part of the general reorganisation of rail links between Paisley and Glasgow in the 1870s, in preparation for the opening of St Enoch station and Glasgow Central station. The adjacent Shields station was developed around the time that the Paisley Canal Line opened in 1885.

Pollokshields station amalgamated with Shields Road station and Shields station on 1 April 1925,[1] creating a larger Shields Road station. This combined station was located within the complex of lines forming Shields Junction. In 2007, part of the platforms where the City of Glasgow Union Railway and the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway crossed over the former General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway are still visible.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 187

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ibrox
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian and Glasgow & South Western Railways
Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
  Bridge Street
Line open; station closed
Line connects into
Shields Junction
complex
  North British and Glasgow & South Western Railways
City of Glasgow Union Railway
  Cumberland Street
Line open; station closed

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