Location type


Names and dates

Great Western Road (1886-1931)
Anniesland (1931-)

Station code: ANL National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Stobcross Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Anniesland via Maryhill.


This is a three platform station on an elevated site. There are two through platforms and a bay platform at the north end of the southbound (city bound) platform for trains to Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Maryhill. The station is just east of Anniesland Cross.

To the south a large bowstring girder bridge crosses Great Western Road and to the north is Knightswood South Junction. This bridge was replaced around 1920 when double deck trams began running, thus the dip below the bridge for added height. The tramway is now the central reservation. The bridge is 'B' listed. Below the roadway is Glasgow Corporation's Loch Katrine Aqueduct along which Great Western Road runs.

The station did not open with the line, the Stobcross Railway of 1874. It opened when the Glasgow City and District Railway connected various North British Railway lines in the west of Glasgow to form a new east-west route through the city below Glasgow Queen Street High Level.

The main station building is on the southbound platform.

Both platforms had North British Railway style buildings, that on the southbound platform having greatly extended canopies. This was cut back during preparations for electrification and both buildings were demolished in 1969.

There were goods sidings on either side of the station, approached from the north from Knightswood South Junction. See that entry for more details.

The line between Glasgow Queen Street High Level and Anniesland is supported and promoted by the Glasgow North Community Rail Partnership .



External links

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


Gaelic name: Fearann Anna

Chronology Dates

09/01/1931Stobcross Railway
Great Western Road station renamed Anniesland.
  /10/1980Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Maryhill signal box burnt down, line to Anniesland closed. New brick box built on other side of track, but never used. The Maryhill to Anniesland section of the Stobcross Railway falls out of use.
  /  /1983Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway Stobcross Railway
Maryhill Park signal box burns down, line from Maryhill Park Junction [1st] to Knightswood South Junction (Anniesland) out of use. Trains from Rothesay Dock to BSC Ravenscraig Steelworks (imported coal) and stock movements unable to run. Fort William sleeper diverted to run through Singer.
  /  /1988Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway Stobcross Railway
Maryhill Park Junction to Knightswood South Junction (Anniesland) intentionally omited from Yoker Resignalling Scheme.
  /09/2005Stobcross Railway
Re-opening of 1.6km of line between Maryhill Park Junction and Anniesland with a new Kelvindale station.

News items

17/11/2023Temporary changes at Anniesland station as accessibility project gets going [Network Rail]
13/10/2023Traffic changes in Anniesland as accessibility project begins [Network Rail]
28/08/2023Glasgow's Great Western Road affected due to Anniesland station works [Glasgow Times]
25/08/2023Preparatory works to take place at Anniesland station ahead of accessibility project [Network Rail]
20/07/2023Network Rail reveals plans to provide step-free access at Anniesland station [Network Rail]
17/03/2022Glasgow traffic disruption as lorry transporting bales of hay gets stuck under railway bridge [Glasgow Live]
12/12/2021Fury over 'watered down' Glasgow railway electrification plans in Maryhill [Glasgow Times]
02/07/2021Anniesland station: Fight on-board train results in three people injured [Evening Times]
28/07/2020Ambitious plans to transform Scottish rail network unveiled [Scottish Government]
13/06/2018Scotrail urged to compensate commuters for three weeks of disruption [Evening Times]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways