Lenzie

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Kirkintilloch Junction (1848-1849)
Campsie Junction (1849-1867)
Lenzie Junction (1867-1890)
Lenzie (1890-)

Station code: LNZ National Rail ScotRail
Where: East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Opened on the Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).
Open on the Glasgow to Perth.

Description

This is a two platform station. There is a car park on both sides of the station and the main station building is on the Glasgow, westbound, platform.

The main station building was formerly on the Edinburgh, eastbound platform, with a smaller typical North British Railway building.

The station was the junction for the Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway). The junction was at the east end of the station, with the Campsie Branch running parallel and on the north side of the main line for about a third of a mile.

Also to the east, and on the south side of the, was the western entry to Garngaber Yard. Further east again was Garngaber High Junction from which a line dropped to Garngaber Low Junction on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

To the west, and on the north side of the line, was the small goods yard. This was approached from the east. At the west end of this was a loading bank which served a narrow gauge line for the peat cutting to the north west. On the south side opposite the goods yard was a siding, approached from the west.

The former signal box, directly to the west of the station building on the eastbound platform, bore a strong resemblance to that at St Boswells, having been extended out at the front in 1914.

The Garngaber curve closed in 1965 and the Campsie branch closed in 1966. The signal box closed in 1971 when control passed to Greenhill Upper Junction signal box.

Tags

Station 07/11/2019




Nearby stations
Kirkintilloch [1st]
Woodley
Back O Loch Halt
Kirkintilloch Basin
Kirkintilloch [2nd]
Stepps [1st]
Stepps
Bridgend [M and K]
Robroyston
Torrance
Garnkirk
Milton of Campsie
Bishopbriggs
Bedlay Halt
Balmore
Garngaber Yard
Woodley Lye
Woodley Junction
Garngaber Junction
Bothlin Viaduct
Woodilee Colliery Pits Nos 1 and 2
Middlemuir Junction
Kirkintilloch Gas Works [2nd]
Cadder East Signal Box
Kirkintilloch Precast Cement Works
Kirkintilloch Nickel Works
Garngaber Low Junction
McGregors Shipyard
Tourist/other
Whitegates Level Crossing
Woodilee Hospital
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Railway Villa Tickets


The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway offered free season tickets for several years to anyone building a house near Campsie Junction station. The more expensive the house, the longer the duration of the ticket. This led to the development of Lenzie where before there had been few houses.

The offer extended beyond Lenzie to any house built within a mile of any of the E&G's stations.


Dates

05/07/1848Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Campsie Branch opened from Lenzie (called Campsie Junction) to Lennoxtown [1st]. Stations at; Campsie Junction, Kirkintilloch [2nd], Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown [1st].
07/09/1964Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Kirkintilloch [2nd] to Lenzie Junction closed to passengers.
04/04/1966Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Kirkintilloch [2nd] to Lenzie Junction closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian