Busby Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Busby Junction (1866-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway.
Opened on the Busby Railway.

Description

This is the junction between the line from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock and the branch to East Kilbride.

It was originally the junction between the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway (1848) (extended to Kilmarnock in 1871) and the Busby Railway (1866) which (extended to East Kilbride in 1868 and Hamilton in 1883).

Formerly a double track junction, with some short sidings, it is now a single lead junction for the East Kilbride line. The signal box here, the second on this site, closed in 1974 when replaced by Glasgow Central Power Box.

Tags

Junction

External links

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




Dates

01/01/1866Busby Railway
Line opened from Pollokshaws (Busby Junction) to Busby largely in connection with quarrying.

Books


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways