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. 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.


Tags

Junction