Location type


Name and dates

Bishopbriggs (1842-)

Station code: BBG National Rail ScotRail
Where: East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Perth.


This is a two platform station on the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line and is served by local trains. The main building is on the Glasgow bound platform. The station crosses over Crowhill Drive on a bridge. It is located at Bishopbriggs Cross.

There were North British Railway style timber and brick buildings on each platform and an original stone built station building on the Edinburgh platform of two storeys at a slight angle to both railway and roadway below. These buildings have not survived and the present station building is modern.

There was a small goods yard at the east end of the station, on the south side of the line and approached from the west.

The station had two signal boxes, one at the passenger station, Bishopbriggs West, and another at the goods yard, Bishopbriggs East. The former closed around 1914-17 and the later closed in 1956 when absorbed by the Cowlairs resignalling.

The station has no car park. Crowhill Road passes directly under the station's platforms by means of a bridge spanning the single lane road.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1850Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Some villas built by Bishopbriggs station.

News items

18/01/2023Bishopbriggs route will close overnight [Glasgow Times]
18/07/2022Allander and Bishopbriggs: Land safeguarded for new stations [Glasgow World]
03/02/2022Bishopbriggs included in 'fabulous' new light rail plan to city centre [GlasgowWorld]
10/12/2021Scotland's Railway opens £33million servicing depot [ScotRail]
27/05/2021Major £33m investment for Cadder rail yard upgrade [Network Rail]
08/01/2021Bishopbriggs railway bridge to receive 550,000 makeover [Network Rail]
22/06/2018Changes to services at Bishopbriggs and Lenzie [ScotRail]
08/11/2011ScotRail’s Bishopbriggs & Lenzie stations go ‘Smart’ []
01/12/2010Thomas Muir remembered at Bishopbriggs station


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