Cowlairs West Junction

Cowlairs West Junction

Location type

Junction


Names and dates

Cowlairs Junction (1855-1878)
Cowlairs West Junction (1878-)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.

Opened on the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).


Description

This is a four way junction. The 1842 Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway is met by the 1855 Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and the 1858 Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway. The City of Glasgow Union Railway's north end reached here in 1875.

With the opening of a west (Cowlairs North Junction) to north curve (Cowlairs East Junction) in 1878 the junction was renamed from Cowlairs Junction to Cowlairs West Junction.

A signal box opened here in 1876. It was replaced in 1887 with a new box on the west side of the line, south of Hawthorn Street. This closed in 1956 when replaced by Cowlairs Panel Box.

Originally also known as 'Light Hill junction'.

03/05/2019

Tags

Junction





Dates

28/05/1858Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Opened as single track from Cowlairs Junction to Bowling and Dalreoch Junction to Helensburgh. Due to a disagreement over station access charges between the company and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway the first trains ran to Buchanan Street using the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and a connection at St Rollox with the Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway) line. The disagreement was resolved a month later.

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