Glasgow Central Railway

Introduction

This railway is open between Partick and Rutherglen. The system was entirely closed in the late 1960s but a portions was re-opened as the Argyll Line in the 1980s.






Dates

  /  /1888[Glasgow Central Railway]
Act receives Royal assent
  /  /1889[Glasgow Central Railway]
[Caledonian Railway]
Glasgow Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Alternative date 31/5/1890
26/11/1894[Glasgow Central Railway]
Stobcross to Maryhill Central opened. This gave the [Caledonian Railway] access to the Queens Dock lines.
01/11/1895[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Cross opened
01/11/1895[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Green opened
01/11/1895[Glasgow Central Railway]
Rutherglen to Glasgow Cross opened to passengers.
10/08/1896[Glasgow Central Railway]
Maryhill to Glasgow Central Low Level to Glasgow Cross opened.
01/10/1896[Glasgow Central Railway]
Line opened completely
01/02/1897[Glasgow Central Railway]
Bridgeton Cross to Carmyle to Newton section opened to passengers.
01/05/1908[Glasgow Central Railway]
Dawsholm station closed.
01/01/1917[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Green closed
01/06/1919[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Green re-opened
06/02/1939[Glasgow Central Railway]
Botanic Gardens closed.
01/05/1939[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kirklee closed.
03/03/1952[Glasgow Central Railway]
Parkhead renamed Parkhead Stadium.
04/08/1952[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kelvinbridge closed.
02/11/1953[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Green closed
  /  /1956[Glasgow Central Railway]
Line re-signaled with power boxes at Bridgeton Cross and Stobcross.
17/06/1957[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kirkhill (Kirkhill Junction) to Carmyle (Westburn Junction) closed to passengers
03/08/1959[Glasgow Central Railway]
Stobcross station closed.
03/08/1959[Glasgow Central Railway]
Anderston Cross station closed.
02/11/1959[Glasgow Central Railway]
Maryhill Central to Stobcross (Via Kelvinbridge) closed to passengers
14/08/1960[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kelvinbridge to Stobcross Junction closed to freight
06/07/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Maryhill Central Junction to Kelvinbridge closed to freight
03/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Dawsholm shed closed.
05/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Central Low Level closed
05/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Cross closed
05/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Bridgeton Cross to Carmyle to Newton closed to passengers
05/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Bridgeton Cross to Tollcross closed to all traffic
05/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Partick Central to Rutherglen closed to passengers
05/10/1964[Glasgow Central Railway]
Partick Central to Strathclyde Junction closed to all traffic
04/04/1966[Glasgow Central Railway]
Tollcross to Tollcross East closed to freight
  /  /1968[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kelvinbridge station (closed) burns down.
  /  /1969[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kelvinbridge station demolished.
  /  /1970[Glasgow Central Railway]
Botanic Gardens station building destroyed by fire. This also burned the below-ground buildings at platform level.
  /  /1970[Glasgow Central Railway]
Kirklee station buildings demolished.
  /  /1970[Glasgow Central Railway]
Botanic Gardens station building burns down
  /  /1977[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Cross building demolished.
05/11/1979[Glasgow Central Railway]
The Argyle Line; Stobcross to Strathclyde Junction and Rutherglen Junction re-opened to passengers. Stations at; Finnieston, Anderston, Glasgow Central Low Level, Argyle Street, Dalmarnock and Rutherglen.
05/11/1979[Glasgow Central Railway]
Glasgow Central Low Level re-opened
  /  /1986[Stobcross Railway]
[Glasgow Central Railway]
Finnieston renamed Exhibition Centre.
09/12/1994[Glasgow Central Railway]
The River Kelvin bursts its banks and floods the closed tunnels from Kelvinbridge to Stobcross, where it floods the open Argyle Line railway. The route through Low Level Glasgow Central is closed between Partick and Rutherglen and trains are diverted onto the Sunnyside Junction to Whifflet section of the [Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway] for access to Motherwell. This remains in operation for around nine months.