Glasgow Central Station



Dates

22/11/1877Glasgow Central Station
Approval for locomotive shed at Eglinton Street.
  /  /1878Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street four road brick locomotive shed with 42ft turntable opened to reduce engine movements to Polmadie on the congested Bridge Street Junction to Gushetfaulds section. Sub-shed of Polmadie.
01/10/1878Glasgow Central Station
Original bridge across the Clyde from Bridge Street to Glasgow Central completed.
01/08/1879Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central opened
18/11/1884Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street shed converted for carriages.
  /  /1902Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street sidings and turntable used for engines again.
  /  /1906Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Central station enlarged and a massive new bridge across the River Clyde opened.
28/02/1909Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Enlarged Eglinton Street station opened.
  /10/1914Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street shed gains new pits.
  /  /1915Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street turntable replaced with 51ft.
  /04/1920Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street coaling depot improved.
04/05/1920Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street shed rented out to West of Scotland Aviation Co.
  /  /1959Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street sidings, turntable and coaling facility falls out of use due to introduction of DMUs, which are services at Cook Street.
  /01/1961Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Original bridge over the Clyde taken out of use.
02/01/1961Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Approach lines to the station re-signaled to use the new bridge only. The electropneumatic power frame box on the bridge removed.
01/02/1965Glasgow Central Station
Eglinton Street station closed.
  /04/1970Caledonian Railway
Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Clydesdale Junction Railway
Polloc and Govan Railway
Glasgow Central Station
West Coast Main line electrification authorised.
  /  /1972Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Automatic ticket barriers introduced
22/10/1972Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Powerbox modernised.
06/05/1974Caledonian Railway Wishaw and Coltness Railway Clydesdale Junction Railway Polloc and Govan Railway Glasgow Central Station
Glasgow Central to Carlisle electrification complete.
13/02/1998Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Last mail train runs from the station to Cardiff.