High Street

Location type


Names and dates

College [2nd] (1886-1914)
High Street (1914-)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Station code: HST National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow City and District Railway.
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.
Open on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld via Duke Street.


This is a two platform station located in a dressed stone cutting with a street level ticket office.

The station replaced the College [1st] terminus, immediately to the south which became a carriage shed and stables.

To the north of the station was High Street Goods of the North British Railway (originally the NB^s College Goods of the College station) and to the south (of the former terminus) College Goods of the Glasgow and South Western Railway.

College Passenger Signal Box opened with the station in 1886. This was replaced by Bridgeton Cross North Junction box in 1892 when the branch to Bridgeton Cross [NB] opened.

At the east end of the station was Bridgeton Central Junction between the Airdrie and Bridgeton [Central] (now closed) routes. At the west end the line runs in a tunnel to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

The station was renamed High Street in 1914, incurring the wrath of the Railway Clearing House as there were already several stations of this name. The NB would not rename it Glasgow High Street.

The street level buildings have been replaced.


Glasgow Cathedral is to the north of the station.



External links

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


15/03/1886Glasgow City and District Railway
Yorkhill (Finnieston East Junction) to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to High Street (College East Junction) opened. A third rail was used for train lighting.
01/01/1914Glasgow City and District Railway
College [2nd] renamed High Street.