Tradeston is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Glasgow to Paisley railway line to the south, Eglinton Street and Bridge Street to the east and West Street to the west. The M74 Extension traverses the area.
Many former industrial buildings in the area have been demolished as part of the M74 Extension which opened in June 2011.
West Street station is the proposed location of a major new rail-subway interchange as part of the Crossrail Glasgow proposal.
The singer Simon Bell was born in Tradeston in 1949.