Maxwell Park

Location type


Name and dates

Maxwell Park (1894-)

Station code: MAX National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Cathcart District Railway.
Open on the Cathcart Circle.
Open on the Newton Line.


This is a fine island platform station which retains its original two storey station building. Access to the station is by means of a footbridge which passes through the building at the first floor level, there being steps down to the platform.

The signal box, opened with the line, was at the west end of the station, on the north side of the line.

Maxwell Park Goods was to the west, south side of the line, accessed from the west.

To the north is Maxwell Park itself.

The box closed in 1961, replaced by Cathcart Power Box and Muirhouse Junction box.

The next station towards Glasgow Central is Pollokshields West and to the south is Shawlands station.

When opened the land to the north was already Maxwell Park itself, but land south of the station was completely undeveloped.


Pollokshields Heritage is based upstairs in the station building and down below is Glasgow South Model Tram and Rail Group .



Chronology Dates

02/04/1894Cathcart District Railway
Extension line opened from Cathcart (New) to Muirhouse Junction for passengers and goods. Stations opened at Langside, Pollokshaws East, Shawlands, Maxwell Park and Pollokshields West.
25/08/2000Cathcart District Railway
Tom Winsor, rail regulator, unveils plaque to mark the completion of refurbishment of Maxwell Park station.
14/07/2011Cathcart District Railway
Car crashes onto the line between Pollokshaws West and Maxwell Park.

News items

31/08/2018Railway bridge completion reconnects Glasgow communities [Network Rail]
15/01/2009Maxwell Park adopted! [First ScotRail]


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways