Location type


Names and dates

Cathcart Road (1885-1886)
Gushetfaulds (1886-1907)

Opened on the Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway).


This station was to the west of Cathcart Road on the Gordon Street Lines approach to Glasgow Central from Central Station Junction. It was originally named Cathcart Road.

It was a two platform station on a very cramped site bordered by the Polloc and Govan Railway to the immediate south and Gushetfaulds Carriage Sheds and Sidings to the immediate north.

The station was renamed to Gushetfaulds in 1886 when the Cathcart District Railway opened.

When the Gordon Street Lines were quadrupled the station was closed and not replaced, perhaps due to the proximity of Eglinton Street not far to the north west.

The site of the station is still a railway but nothing can be seen of the station.



Chronology Dates

01/06/1849Clydesdale Junction Railway
Line opened between Rutherglen [1st] and Motherwell [1st]. The Caledonian Railway begins running trains from the Glasgow terminus South Side [CR] station. Station opened to goods, passengers and minerals. This station opened on a short branch from the former Polloc and Govan Railway at Gushetfaulds. The terminus was immediately alongside the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway terminus. Stations opened at South Side [CR], Rutherglen [1st], Cambuslang, Uddingston [1st].
  /  /1878Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Eglinton Street Shed, a four road brick locomotive shed with 42ft turntable, opened to reduce light engine movements to Polmadie Shed via the congested Bridge Street Junction to Gushetfaulds section. The new shed was a sub-shed of Polmadie. Opened in anticipation of Glasgow Central.
06/04/1885Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Cathcart Road station opened, a replacement for South Side [CR], closed some years previously when replaced by Glasgow Central.
01/07/1886Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
With the opening of the Cathcart District Railway to Cathcart [1st] (on 25/05), Cathcart Road station is renamed Gushetfaulds.
01/05/1907Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Gushetfaulds station closed. The buildings and platforms were subsequently removed allowing the tracks to be re-aligned.

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