Location type


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.


This is an island platform station. There is a ticket office at street level, below the Kingston Bridge, a motorway bridge carrying the M8 over the River Clyde just to the west of the Glasgow city centre.

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.



External links

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

Chronology 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.
03/06/1956Glasgow Central Railway
Stobcross East, Anderston, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Cross, Glasgow Green, Bridgeton Cross [CR] Junction signal boxes closed during conversion to colour light signalling. The boxes were replaced by new panels in the boxes at Stobcross and Bridgeton Cross [CR] Junction.
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.

News items

01/06/2023New lift at Anderston station improves passenger access [Network Rail]
10/06/2022Anderston station to reopen to passengers [Network Rail]
02/06/2022Anderston station to remain closed until June 13 [Network Rail]
09/05/2022Glasgow's Argyle line reopens on time for passengers [Network Rail]
12/04/2022Inside the £32m project to redevelop Glasgow's Argyle train line [STV]
06/04/2022Major Glasgow train station to be closed until June [Glasgow World]
22/03/2022Anderston station to remain closed until June [Network Rail]
12/03/2022Argyle line to shut for £32million works to improve punctuality [The Herald]
11/03/2022£32m Argyle Line improvement work to start on Sunday [ScotRail]
05/03/2022Argyle Line closure: ScotRail customers set for 'bumpy 8 weeks' [The Herald]