Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This station and associated approach lines are open. This is the main terminus in Glasgow for services to the south, as well as many local services.

Also known as the Gordon Street Lines.



Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Central Station Junction to Central Station.

This portion runs from Central Station Junction (at Gushetfaulds) to Glasgow Central Station.


This station was to the west of Cathcart Road on the Gordon Street Lines approach to Glasgow Central from Central Station Junction. It was originally named Cathcart Road.
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The closed Gushetfaulds Freightliner Terminal, now the course of the M74 extension, in the 1990s.
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Bill Roberton //1990
Lever for moving a set of manual points. Gushetfaulds, January 2006. ...
Colin Harkins 29/01/2006
Some sort of strange art piece at the former Gushetfaulds yard. ...
Colin Harkins 29/01/2006
Gushetfaulds Freightliner depot, now closed. Formerly a coal depot and formerly Glasgow South Side. ...
Ewan Crawford 20/06/2006

The platform level canopies and buildings at this station are gone, although low platform mounds remain. For the main platforms the style was similar to the buildings and canopies which survive at Gleneagles and Stirling stations. ...

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156499 awaits signals as it heads to Glasgow Central on 8th May with the CGUR St Enoch approach line railway bridge in the background ...
Graham Morgan 08/05/2008
The site of Eglinton Street station looking south as a Virgin Pendolino passes on the final mile to Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 01/04/2017
On a gloomy evening in July 1963 Stanier Pacific 46242 City of Glasgow approaches Eglinton Street with a 15 coach London train. ...
John Robin 12/07/1963
Eglinton street, former Cathcart and Barrhead platforms. Taken with camera on pole and long shutter release cord! The former Eglinton Street Shed was ...
Ewan Crawford //1987

Near Eglinton Street Junction an inner Cathcart Circle train passes south under the former CGU approach to its Eglinton Street station (Cumberland ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Eglinton Street Junction looking north. From left to right; line for Cathcart Circle, Neilston, Newton, East Kilbride, Barrhead and Kilmarnock; centre ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
The 1530 Pendolino from London Euston approaching Eglinton Street Junction on 26th June 2015 and passing a Welcome to Glasgow greeting. ...
Colin McDonald 26/06/2015


This view shows the offices at Bridge Street looking from Bridge Street itself. ...
Graham Morgan 12/08/2006
A Class 156 still in old ScotRail colours passes Bridge Street in the approach to Glasgow Central ...
Graham Morgan 05/08/2006
This view shows the offices at Bridge Street looking from Bridge Street itself. The inscription above the door gives a clue to the date of the ...
Graham Morgan 12/08/2006
90 003 at Glasgow Central in 1991. ...
John Gray //


This is the busiest station in Scotland. It was established by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 and was hugely expanded in 1901-5. ...

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156504, heading to Carlisle via the G&SWR route, awaiting departure from Glasgow Central on 25th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 25/07/2017
A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
Passengers in Glasgow Central station appear to be remarkably unsurprised by an apparition in their midst on the concourse. Hallowe'en is just another ...
John Yellowlees 26/10/2015




Muirhouse South Junction to Eglinton Junction

This portion runs from Muirhouse South Junction to Eglinton Street Junction giving access to the line to Glasgow Central Station.


Muirhouse CE Workshops seen from passing southbound DMU. These sidings are no longer in use. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
156 504 passes Muirhouse North Junction with a Carlisle train on 10th September 2018. The lines to the right are for the Cathcart ...
Bill Roberton 10/09/2018
A junction with three names; Cathcart Junction, Pollokshields East Junction and now Muirhouse North Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
An outer circle service takes the Cathcart Circle at Muirhouse North Junction and prepares to stop at Pollokshields East. The two used tracks to the ...
Ewan Crawford 27/03/2011

This small railway workshops was south of Muirhouse Road on the west side of the Glasgow Central approach lines. It was bounded on the west side by the Muirhouse Saw mills and the line from Muirhouse to Terminus Junction.
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This junction is formed between the Gordon Street Lines (the approach to Glasgow Central from Muirhouse South Junction [1st] opened in 1879) and the Cathcart District Railway of 1886.
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Caley Jumbo 57365 shunting at Pollokshields East Junction in September 1953. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 08/09/1953
C.R. 0.6.0 57555 on 5.51pm. Kirkhill train passing Pollokshields (East) Junction. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/08/1957


156499 awaits signals as it heads to Glasgow Central on 8th May with the CGUR St Enoch approach line railway bridge in the background ...
Graham Morgan 08/05/2008
The site of Eglinton Street station looking south as a Virgin Pendolino passes on the final mile to Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 01/04/2017
On a gloomy evening in July 1963 Stanier Pacific 46242 City of Glasgow approaches Eglinton Street with a 15 coach London train. ...
John Robin 12/07/1963
Eglinton street, former Cathcart and Barrhead platforms. Taken with camera on pole and long shutter release cord! The former Eglinton Street Shed was ...
Ewan Crawford //1987

Near Eglinton Street Junction an inner Cathcart Circle train passes south under the former CGU approach to its Eglinton Street station (Cumberland ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Eglinton Street Junction looking north. From left to right; line for Cathcart Circle, Neilston, Newton, East Kilbride, Barrhead and Kilmarnock; centre ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
The 1530 Pendolino from London Euston approaching Eglinton Street Junction on 26th June 2015 and passing a Welcome to Glasgow greeting. ...
Colin McDonald 26/06/2015