Location type


Name and dates

Gallowgate (1870-1902)

Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.


This was a two platform station on a raised section of line. The line remains open. Pedestrian access to the station was from the Gallowgate itself.

The station opened in 1870 as a terminus for the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway) while the College [1st] terminus station was completed.

The southern platform, for trains running towards Saltmarket Junction, was removed to allow a reversing spur to be laid for the sidings opposite College Goods. To facilitate this an additional bridge was put across Bell Street, on the south side of the existing bridge, to carry the spur.

The former eastbound platform has the former stable block of College Goods just to the north.



Chronology Dates

19/12/1870City of Glasgow Union Railway
Gallowgate opened, used as a terminus by the Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway) until the Glasgow College terminus was complete.
  /  /1883City of Glasgow Union Railway
Warehouses, part of College Goods, built on the junction of Bell Street and High Street for the Glasgow and South Western Railway. Approach was via a reversing loop built on the line from Gallowgate to High Street East Junction.
01/10/1892City of Glasgow Union Railway
Gallowgate closed. One platform taken up and replaced with further through line.
01/10/1902City of Glasgow Union Railway
Gallowgate station closed.
  /  /1934City of Glasgow Union Railway
Gallowgate closed completely.

News items

16/05/2023Glasgow MSP calls to revive rail line and build new city station [The Herald]
16/05/2023Hovercrafts and monorails: Scotland, the transport pioneer [The Herald]
05/10/2021Glasgow's Bell Street bridge to undergo £700,000 refurbishment [Network Rail]