Kirklee

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Kirklee (1896-1939)

Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with buildings by John James Burnet. The main building was on the northbound platform alongside Kirklee Place.

To the north the lines to Bellshaugh Junction and Maryhill Central divided at Kirklee Junction, the south apex of a triangular junction. Kirklee Goods was within the triangle of lines. The signal box was on the east side of the junction.

The Bellshaugh Junction fork closed in 1960. From Maryhill Central to Kelvin Bridge station remained open for goods as a single track line until 1964.

The southern portion of the platforms remain, overgrown and derelict. The infilled bridge carrying Kirklee Road remains at the north end. Between these flats have been built on the northern end of the station.

Tags

Station

External links

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




Dates

  /  /1894Glasgow Central Railway
Glasgow Council requests a bridge be built over the River Kelvin to the east of Kirklee station, connecting Ford Road, the station (both on the west bank) and Kelvin Drive (east bank).
  /12/1894Glasgow Central Railway
Kirklee and Kelvin Bridge opened to merchandise (light goods).
10/08/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central to Glasgow Central Low Level to Glasgow Cross opened. Maryhill Central, Kirklee, Botanic Gardens, Kelvin Bridge, Stobcross, Anderston Cross and Glasgow Central Low Level stations opened.
01/05/1939Glasgow Central Railway
Kirklee closed.
  /  /1970Glasgow Central Railway
Kirklee station buildings demolished.