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Names and dates

Dalmarnock (1895-1964)
Dalmarnock (1979-)

Station code: DAK National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Larkhall.
Open on the Hamilton Circle.
Open on the Argyle Line.


This is a partly underground two platform station. It is a re-opened station which opened with the Argyle Line. The south east end of the station is exposed but in a deep stone lined cutting and the north west end is in the Dalmarnock Road Tunnel. There are heavy concrete cross-braces over the line to support the cutting walls.

The station replaced Bridgeton [1st], just to the east on the high level line.

The station has a street level ticket office. It was revamped for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014, in preparation for which much of the neighbouring high level line was obliterated for road improvements and venue sites.

The station was overshadowed by the high level line and also a branch to the Dalmarnock Gas Works which crossed over the station on a bridge.

In the original, pre-closure state, the exposed part of the platforms were canopied. There was a signal box here between 1895 and 1956, replaced in a resignalling of the line.

To the south the line crosses the River Clyde to reach Rutherglen North Junction.


This is probably the closest station to the Parkhead Stadium , but it is not close, the stadium is around 2/3 of a mile to the north east.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: Dail Mearnaig


01/11/1895Glasgow Central Railway
Rutherglen to Glasgow Cross opened to passengers. Dalmarnock, Glasgow Green and Glasgow Cross stations opened.
05/10/1964Glasgow Central Railway
Partick Central to Rutherglen closed to passengers. Partick West, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Cross, Bridgeton Cross [CR], Dalmarnock and Rutherglen closed. Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle to Newton closed to passengers. Bridgeton Cross [CR], Parkhead Stadium, Tollcross and Carmyle closed. Partick Central (excluded) to Strathclyde Junction (excluded) closed to all traffic. Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Tollcross (excluded) closed to all traffic. (The Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway also closes to passengers.)
05/11/1979Glasgow Central Railway
The Argyle Line; Stobcross to Strathclyde Junction and Rutherglen Junction re-opened to passengers. Stations at; Finnieston [2nd], Anderston, Glasgow Central Low Level, Argyle Street, Dalmarnock and Rutherglen.
  /08/2011Glasgow Central Railway
Beginning of renovation of Dalmarnock as the main station for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.