Mount Florida

Location type


Name and dates

Mount Florida (1886-)

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


This is an island platform station. The typical Cathcart District Railway station building has been replaced with a modern structure. The platform is largely located in a cutting.

A further platform (but no further lines) was added for passengers travelling to Hampden Park Stadium. This platform was south of the station on the west side.

There was a small goods yard immediately to the south, on the east side of the line approached from the north (Mount Florida Mineral Depot). The signal box (opened with the station) was located at the south end of the station.

Further south, Cathcart North Junction is where the routes to Cathcart and Newton separate.

To the north is Crosshill station.

Mount Florida was briefly the southern terminus of the line before it fully opened to Cathcart [1st].

The signal box closed in 1938, replaced with a ground frame.

When built Clincart Hill, to the west, and much of the land on the east side were undeveloped.


Station terminus

External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/03/1886Cathcart District Railway
Cathcart Junction to Mount Florida opened for passengers. Stations at Pollokshields East, Queens Park, Crosshill, Mount Florida.
25/05/1886Cathcart District Railway
Mount Florida to Cathcart [1st] opened to passengers. Cathcart [1st] opened.
  /08/1886Cathcart District Railway
Mount Florida opened to goods.
01/08/1904Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Mount Florida and Cathcart to Newton and Kirkhill Junction to Westburn Junction opened for passengers. Burnside and Kirkhill stations opened.

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An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways