Clarkston West Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Clarkston West Junction (1903-1907)

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.


Description

In 1903, the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway was extended from Giffen Junction to Clarkston and, a month later, Cathcart. At this junction the Clarkston and Cathcart routes separated. This junction was the start of the passenger route to Glasgow via Cathcart and a curve to Clarkston East Junction which carried goods to and from Lanarkshire via East Kilbride before the line was extended, again, from Cathcart to Newton in 1904.

As a route for imported iron ore from Ardrossan to the Lanarkshire iron works the route via East Kilbride was tortuous and crossed high ground. The curve, now redundant, closed in 1907. However its bridge over Eastwoodmains Road still stands, disused for 110 years.

Williamwood station was built on the site of the junction.

Both lines were double track. On closure the curve was severed at both ends. There was a signal box on the south side of the junction, located at the west end of what is now the westbound platform at Williamwood. The box closed with the curve.

02/07/2019

Tags

Junction

Nearby stations
Williamwood
Clarkston
Giffnock
Whitecraigs
Muirend
Spiersbridge
Busby
Thornliebank
Patterton
Kennishead
Langside
Cathcart
Cathcart [1st]
Pollokshaws West
Pollokshaws East

Other railway and industry locations
Clarkston West Junction
Clarkston East Junction
Muirend Carriage Sidings
New Braidbar Quarry
Orchard Quarry
Braidbar Quarry
Burnfield Siding
Busby Viaduct
Washwall^s New Siding
English Quarry
Washwall^s Old Siding
Giffnock Brick Works
Thornliebank Goods
Busby Print Works
Tourist/other
Greenbank Garden
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.