Eglinton Street

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Eglinton Street (1879-1965)

Opened on the Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway).


Description

The platform level canopies and buildings at this station are gone, although low platform mounds remain. For the main platforms the style was similar to the buildings and canopies which survive at Gleneagles and Stirling stations.

It was originally a four platform station and rebuilt in 1908 into a six platform station when the lines from Eglinton Street Junction to Gushetfaulds Junction were quadrupled with the addition of an additional pair of lines on the east side.

A signal box, controlling both approaches to Eglinton Street Junction, stood on the east side of the Pollokshields East Junction or Cathcart Circle platforms and to the west of the main line platforms. This box, Eglinton Street Station, was modified in 1908 when a new Eglinton Street Junction box opened; the box ceased to control the main line approach. It closed in 1961 when Glasgow Central Power Box took over.

The station closed in 1965.

11/07/2019

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Station