Exhibition Centre

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Stobcross (1896-1959)
Finnieston (1979-1987)
Exhibition Centre (1987-)

Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.

Open on the Argyle Line.


Description

This station is at the east end of a flying junction from Partick, leading to an unusual V shape.

The adaptation of the former layout of the lines here explains the shape.

A goods line ran down from the Stobcross Railway to the Queens Dock - this is now the westbound line. The westbound platform is the site of the former Stobcross Goods Low Level.

A double track line ran from Glasgow Central via Stobcross to Partick Central - this is now the single track eastbound track. The west end of this tunnel has been realigned to emerge onto the Stobcross Railway.

The Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway met the Glasgow Central Railway here. The original layout here was that this was a two platform platform on either side of a double track line with a signal box at either end. The junction between the two lines was in the tunnel to the west of the station, controlled by the west box until it was taken over by the east box in 1929. The east box controlled the line east and access to the Queens Dock lines to the south. This box was replaced with a power box in 1956. The route to Kelvinbridge closed in 1960.

The original single storey street level building had a curved frontage. It has not survived.

The station was to close to passengers in 1959, to goods and minerals in 1965. The incline down from Kelvinhaugh Junction, which served sidings nearby, closed completely in 1968/9. The station re-opened in the remodelled form on the Argyle Line in 1979.

Local

Scottish Event Campus

The SSE Hydro

On the south bank of the river, further away

Glasgow Science Centre

Stobcross House and Finnieston House were to the south of the later station site, swept away during development of the Queens Dock.


Tags

Station

External links

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





Dates

20/10/1874Stobcross Railway
Line opened by the North British Railway. The Caledonian Railway obtained permission for running powers to Stobcross and for goods yards at Partickhill and Stobcross. The Caledonian managed to gain join ownership of the Stobcross high level to Stobcross low level connecting line.
26/11/1894Glasgow Central Railway
Stobcross to Maryhill Central opened. This gave the Caledonian Railway access to the Queens Dock lines.
01/05/1896Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Clydebank Riverside to Stobcross opened for goods.
  /  /1956Glasgow Central Railway
Line re-signaled with power boxes at Bridgeton Cross and Stobcross.
03/08/1959Glasgow Central Railway
Stobcross station closed.
02/11/1959Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central to Stobcross (Via Kelvinbridge) closed 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.
  /  /1986Stobcross RailwayGlasgow Central Railway
Finnieston [2nd] renamed Exhibition Centre.
09/12/1994Glasgow Central Railway
The River Kelvin bursts its banks and floods the disused tunnels from Kelvinbridge to Stobcross, where it floods the open Argyle Line railway. The route through Low Level Glasgow Central is closed between Partick and Rutherglen and trains are diverted onto the Sunnyside Junction to Whifflet section of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway for access to Motherwell. This remains in operation for around nine months.