This chord was built across the south end of the former Cowlairs Carriage Sidings and Turkey Yard to give Cumbernauld trains direct access to Glasgow Queen Street High Level. Previously these trains were less convenient; they terminated at Springburn (blocking the line) and made connection with the Milngavie to Springburn electric service via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.
These locations are along the line.
This junction was formed in 1992 with the opening of the south to east curve of the Cowlairs Chord (British Railways). The chord provides direct access to Cumbernauld for trains from Glasgow Queen Street High Level, formerly commencing from Springburn with a connecting Milngavie-Queen Street Low Level-Springburn shuttle. The original Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway is ...More details
This junction opened in 1992 when the single track Cowlairs Chord opened from here, the east end, to Cowlairs South Junction the west. This new chord allowed trains to Cumbernauld to run directly from Glasgow Queen Street High Level for the first time. Prior to this this diesel shuttle service ran from Springburn to Cumbernauld, connecting with the electric Milngavie to ...More details