High Street Junction

Location type

Junction


Names and dates

College East Junction (1871-1904)
High Street East Junction (1904-1979)
High Street Junction (1979-)

Opened on the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway).

Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.


Description

This is the junction to the east of High Street station where the line east to Airdrie is met with the freight and empty stock movements line from Pollok Junction.

The junction has been remodelled several times.

The junction opened in 1871 between the City of Glasgow Union Railway (CGU) and the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway). The original College [1st] terminus was to the west. The original version of the junction was also known as College Junction and Sydney Street Junction.

In 1883 College Goods, the large Glasgow and South Western Railway goods yard, opened served from a loop on the north side of the CGU line.

In 1886 the Glasgow City and District Railway opened from Stobcross Junction (near Partick) to College North Junction which was just to the west on the original College terminus line (leaving the terminus on a very short branch).

In 1904 College [1st] Goods was substantially rebuilt as High Street Goods. This involved the addition of goods lines on the north side of the existing junction. Around this time the junction became High Street East Junction. So large was this goods yard that its approach was controlled by another signal box, College Goods Signal Box.

The junction was resignalled in 1960, in preparation for electrification.

College Goods was closed in 1962.

High Street Goods closed in 1982.

The box closed in 1989 replaced by Yoker Signalling Centre.

02/05/2019

Tags

Junction