Gorbals

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Gorbals (1876-1928)

Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.


Description

Gorbals station consisted of four platforms, 2 platforms on the line south to Barrhead and 2 on the line west to Paisley known as Main Street Gorbals. The station was above street level.

The two platforms on the route south opened in 1876, replacing the former terminus at South Side, the former terminus becoming a goods depot and carriage sidings with a carriage shed.

The westbound platforms closed during quadrupling of the line west but the two platforms on the line south remained in use until 1928, remaining afterwards in cut back condition.

The line south was closed in 1964 and the cut back platforms, much overgrown, still exist.

04/11/2017

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Station