Anderston

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Anderston Cross (1896-1959)
Anderston (1979-)

Station code: AND National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.
Open on the Argyle Line.

Description

This is an island platform station. There is a ticket office at street level, below the Kingston Bridge, a motorway bridge.

The platform was exposed on its north (eastbound) side and platform area covered with a glazed canopy. There was no goods yard. The site was immediately west of Anderston Cross. The original street level building, with a main block of two storeys, was by [[John James Burnett] but was demolished in 1967 around the time the Anderston area was being re-developed and preparations for the Kingston Bridge were in progress.

The signal box here closed in 1956, taken over by a new power box using coloured lighting. The line closed to passengers in 1959 and completely in 1965. It re-opened as part of the Argyle Line in 1979.

The re-opened station building is in the shadow of the Kingston Bridge on a traffic island in the midst of a busy road junction. At track level the west end of the eastbound platform is open air.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67




Dates

10/08/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central to Glasgow Central Low Level to Glasgow Cross opened. Maryhill Central, Kirklee, Botanic Gardens, Kelvin Bridge, Stobcross, Anderston Cross and Glasgow Central Low Level stations opened.
03/08/1959Glasgow Central Railway
Stobcross and Anderston Cross stations closed.
05/11/1979Glasgow Central Railway
The Argyle Line; Stobcross to Strathclyde Junction and Rutherglen Junction re-opened to passengers. Stations at; Finnieston [2nd], Anderston, Glasgow Central Low Level, Argyle Street, Dalmarnock and Rutherglen.