Gleneagles

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Gleneagles (1919-)

Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.

Opened on the Gleneagles Station and Gleneagles Hotel Branch (Caledonian Railway).

Open on the Glasgow to Perth.


Description

This is a two platform station, and was built as a three platform station. The station has canopied platforms and station buildings similar to those which existed at Eglinton Street and Carstairs stations. It is a fine example of a superior Caledonian Railway station. Not only did the station serve the surrounding area but also, from 1924, the railway built Gleneagles Hotel.

It replaced Gleneagles [1st] station in roughly the same location. A new approach on an 'S' bend was laid in to the north, leading to the Crieff [2nd] branch. The old approach became sidings. The signal box was replaced with a new box at the north end of the island platform.

The Crieff [2nd] and Comrie branch was to remain open to until 1964. The junction station survived this closure although its signal box was to close in 1966.

To the north of the station is Gleneagles Hotel (Gleneagles Hotel, Golf Course and Spa ) originally conceived by the Caledonian Railway.

The line between Stirling and Perth is supported and promoted by the Strathallan Community Rail Partnership.


Tags

Station junction