Maryhill

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Maryhill [NB] (1858-1951)
Maryhill Park (1960-1961)
Maryhill (1993-)

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

Station code: MYH National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.
Opened on the Stobcross Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Anniesland via Maryhill.

Description

This is a two platform station in the north of Maryhill. The current station is a reopening of 1993 on the site of the earlier station. Maryhill Park Junction opened to the west in 2005 along with a single track line to a bay platform at Anniesland.


Original station


The single storey station building, on the eastbound platform, was similar to those which survive at Cardross and Kilpatrick. A later NBR style building was on the westbound platform. There was a large water tank at the east end of the eastbound platform.

Maryhill Park Junction [1st] was to the west. Here the Helensburgh line was met by the Stobcross Railway. The two lines crossed over the River Kelvin by means of two parallel and adjoining double track viaducts.

A small goods yard was on the south side of the station, approached from the Stobcross Railway to the west. The Maryhill Tram Depot adjoined this, to the south.

Later a larger Maryhill Goods was opened further east. and the goods shed at the station demolished

In addition to the two main lines meeting at the junction west of the station there was also a line north west to Dalsholm Paper Mills where, reached by reversal, another line dropped down to pass under the viaducts to a pair of sidings on the east bank of the river.


Glasgow North Community Rail Partnership


The line between Glasgow Queen Street High Level and Anniesland is supported and promoted by the Glasgow North Community Rail Partnership .

Tags

Station




Dates

01/10/1879Kelvin Valley Railway
Opened to passengers from Maryhill to Torrance, Maryhill East Junction opened.
29/10/1880Kelvin Valley Railway
Opened to passengers from Maryhill to Kilsyth [1st].
02/04/1951Kelvin Valley Railway
Kilsyth (Old) (Kelvin Valley East Junction) to Maryhill (Maryhill East Junction) closed to passengers. Maryhill Park Junction [1st] to Knightswood South Junction closed to regular passenger trains.
  /  /1960Kelvin Valley Railway
Line used between Maryhill and Torrance by tour train hauled by Glen Douglas visiting Torrance.
02/10/1961Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Maryhill Park closed.
  /07/1969Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Maryhill Park closed to goods.
  /10/1980Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Maryhill signal box burnt down, line to Anniesland closed. New box built on other side of track, but never used. The Maryhill to Anniesland section of the Stobcross Railway falls out of use.
  /  /1983Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway Stobcross Railway
Maryhill Park signal box burns down, line from Maryhill Park Junction [1st] to Knightswood South Junction (Anniesland) out of use. Trains from Rothesay Dock to BSC Ravenscraig Steelworks (imported coal) and stock movements unable to run. Fort William sleeper diverted to run through Singer.
02/12/1993Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Glasgow Queen Street High Level to Maryhill re-opened for local passenger service (Stations at; Maryhill, Lambhill, Summerston, Possilpark, Ashfield), trains continue to Knightswood West Junction to swap tracks.

Books


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

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 Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Glasgow Railway Memories

Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Rails Around Glasgow

The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)