Bridge Street

This fine building is the only surviving part of Bridge Street station, which was Glasgow's first custom-built passenger terminus, situated just to the south of the Clyde. It opened in 1841, superseding a wooden structure of 1839. The line was extended in 1890 to a new terminus on the north side of the river called Glasgow Central but Bridge Street remained open until 1905 when Central was extended to provide extra platforms. [Note: the building shown here is James Miller's late addition to Bridge Street.] There is still an operational Bridge Street station, on the Glasgow Subway, which opened in 1896. This photo was taken from the ex-12.10 Avanti West Coast service from London Euston about to cross the Clyde into Glasgow Central, on the evening of Friday, 5th September 2022 where it arrived 10 minutes late at 17.21.

Location: Bridge Street (former)

Original line: Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 05/09/2022

Image number: 82630

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