Anderston

Location type

Station


Names and dates

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

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

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.