Busby

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Busby (1866-)

Opened on the Busby Railway.

Open on the East Kilbride Line.


Description

This is a two platform station with staggered platforms - the northbound platform being slightly further north and extended in timber out over a road bridge.

The main station building was on the northbound platform with a stone built building on the southbound platform, the latter still stands.

There was a goods yard on the east side, approached from the south. On the west side was a branch to Busby Print Works by the White Cart Water. The White Cart was crossed by the Busby Viaduct to the north of the station.

The signal box (1881) was in the 'V' of the junction to the south of the station.

Serving the print works was one of the main reasons for the building of the Busby Railway.

The box closed in 1974, replaced by Glasgow Central Power Box.

Local

Ming's Express is now based in the surviving station building.


Tags

Station terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map