Maryhill Central Junction

Location type

Junction

Names and dates

Maryhill Junction (1896-1952)
Maryhill Central Junction (1952-1964)

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

Description

This junction was west of Maryhill Central station. The station was on the east side of Garrioch Road and junction on the west side.

This was the eastern apex of a triangular junction formed with Kirklee Junction to the south and Bellshaugh Junction to the west. It was also where the lines entering Maryhill Central divided into passenger lines (north) and goods yard (south). Carriage sidings on the north side of the station and the goods yard had headshunts on either side of the junction west of the bridge. The junction was a double track junction. Both the line west and the line south crossed the River Kelvin immediately beyond the junction.

The signal box, opened in 1895 (for the opening to [[Kelvindale Paperworks), was on the south side of the junction and west of the bridge.

The line south became a goods only, only going as far as Kelvin Bridge, in 1960. It closed in 1964. Also in 1964 Maryhill Central closed to passengers and the signal box was reduced to a ground frame. The line closed in 1966.

The site of the junction remains, very overgrown. Space was left under the car park and Maryhill Shopping Centre, to the east on the Maryhill Central station site, for possible railway re-opening.

Tags

Junction

Aliases

Kelvinside North Junction




Dates

  /  /1891Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Bellshaugh Junction (Glasgow Central Railway) to Maryhill Junction (Glasgow Central Railway) authorised, (which would complete a freight route in the north of Glasgow).
01/08/1895Glasgow Central Railway
Opened to goods from Maryhill Junction to Bellshaugh Junction (using the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway) and from Bellshaugh Junction to Kelvindale Paperworks.
01/05/1896Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Maryhill Junction to Bellshaugh Junction to Clydebank Riverside and Partick West Junction to Stobcross opened for goods.
06/07/1964Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central Junction (excluded) to Kelvin Bridge 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 Glasgow's Railways

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