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Glasgow City and District Railway

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Knightswood West Junction
Knightswood Tunnel 
Knightswood South Junction 
Jordanhill West Junction 
Jordanhill 
Jordanhill East Junction 
Hyndland (Old) 
Kelvinhaugh Junction 
Yorkhill 
Finnieston (Old) 
Charing Cross 
Queen Street Low Level 
High Street 
High Street West Junction 
Gallowgate Central Junction
Gallowgate Central 
Bridgeton Central 
High Street East Junction 

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Glasgow City and District Railway

This line is open. This line was built to connect together lines in the West and the East of Glasgow. The line runs mostly in tunnels built using the cut and cover method of construction. It provided an alternative route for North British Railway trains which were mostly having to use the Queen Street station (High Level) terminus until this line's opening; leading to capacity problems. The line is electrified.

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Bridgeton Central. Awaiting demolition following closure.

Hyndland Depot after demolition awaiting re-development.
Hyndland Depot after demolition awaiting re-development.

Local area 

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This line runs east-west through the city centre of Glasgow.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Partick to High Street, Glasgow. A number of short branches were also built. 

Knightswood North Junction 

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A short section was opened in connection with the Glasgow City and District Railway which ran from Westerton (Knightswood North Junction) on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway to Anniesland (Knightswood South Junction) on the Stobcross Railway.

Knightswood Tunnel 

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This tunnel runs under the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway, the Switchback Road and the Forth and Clyde Canal.

The photograph shows a train which has left Anniesland, passed Knightswood South Junction and is about to enter the tunnel.  

Knightswood South Junction 

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A short section was opened in connection with the Glasgow City and District Railway which ran from Westerton (Knightswood North Junction) on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway to Anniesland (Knightswood South Junction) on the Stobcross Railway.

Jordanhill West Junction 

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A short section was opened in connection with the Glasgow City and District Railway which ran from Jordanhill West Junction (Whiteinch Railway) to Jordanhill East Junction (Stobcross Railway). 

Jordanhill 

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This station is on the short section of line between Jordanhill East and West Junction. 

Jordanhill East Junction 

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A short section was opened in connection with the Glasgow City and District Railway which ran from Jordanhill West Junction (Whiteinch Railway) to Jordanhill East Junction (Stobcross Railway). 

Hyndland (Old) 

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Hyndland Depot after demolition awaiting re-development.

This station was at the end of a short branch to the North of Partick. The branch was used between 1960 and 1993 for Electric Multiple Unit maintenance. Although not directly connected to the Glasgow City and District Railway this was used as a terminus for trains on that line. 

Kelvinhaugh Jnction  

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The main line of the Glasgow City and District Railway started here running to Bridgeton Central and High Street Junction. 

Yorkhill  

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This station is now closed.  

Finnieston (Old)  

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This station is closed. The photograph shows the line to the West of the the old station at the point where the Glasgow Central Railway passed underneath.  

Charing Cross  

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This station is open. 

Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level)  

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This station is open. Above this station is Glasgow Queen Street (High Level).

High Street  

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This station is open. 

Bridgeton Central Junction

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This junction was for the Bridgeton Central Line (now closed and lifted). 

Gallowgate Central Junction 

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Here a short spur from the City of Glasgow Union Railway joined the line. The junction faced Bridgeton 

Gallowgate Central  

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This station is now closed and the track lifted. 

Bridgeton Central  

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This terminus was used as a maintenance depot for Electric Multiple Units following the Glasgow North Electric scheme completion in 1960. The passenger service to this terminus stopped when the Argyle Line was re-opened. The station has now been demolished, although the building on London Road still stands. The trackbed is now occupied by houses. 

High Street East Junction  

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The Glasgow City and District Railway joined the City of Glasgow Union Railway and the Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway) here.


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford