Maryhill Central

Location type


Names and dates

Maryhill [CR] (1896-1952)
Maryhill Central (1952-1964)

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

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.


This was a four platform station. There were two through platforms and, on either side, two bay platforms for terminating services via Glasgow Central. These bays had carriage sidings alongside. Platforms were canopied. The majority of passenger trains terminated here, however the through lines were for passenger trains to Possil and goods and mineral trains running from Balornock Junction.

There was a large goods yard to the south.

The line rose going east from the station and banking was sometimes required as far as Springburn Goods.

The station site was cleared and is now a shopping centre and car park. Space for a single track line under this was left, a portal at the west end giving access.

To the west was Maryhill Junction.


Station terminus


Maryhill Barracks

External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /12/1894Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central opened to 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.
02/11/1959Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central to Stobcross (via Kelvin Bridge) closed to passengers. (No stations remained to be closed.)
05/10/1964Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Possil North to Partick West and Partick West to Dunglass Junction closed to passengers. Possil North, Maryhill Central closed and Partick West, Whiteinch Riverside, Scotstoun East, Scotstoun West, Clydebank Riverside, Kilbowie Road, Dalmuir Riverside, Old Kilpatrick closed.
  /  /1980Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Maryhill Shopping Centre built over the remains of Maryhill Central station. A single-track sized tunnel is left under the station with a single platform.


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

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