Muirhouse South Junction

Location type

Junction


Names and dates

Strathbungo Junction (1849-1972)
Muirhouse South Junction (1972-)

Opened on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway.

Opened on the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway.


Description

This junction remains open.

This was the junction between the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway (1848) and the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway (1849). It allowed trains from the Barrhead (and later Kilmarnock) direction to approach the Clyde quayside at General Terminus.

Many further lines opened, one (just north of the junction) being the new approach to Glasgow Central from Muirhouse South Junction [1st] in 1879 which had a short portion of the former goods only General Terminus line come into use for passengers. With the completion of the Cathcart District Railway a further junction, Muirhouse Central Junction, opened to the north which involved a further connection to the Glasgow Central lines for trains from Cathcart.

With the closure of General Terminus the junction remains in use for non passenger trains from which is now called Muirhouse South Junction to Terminus Junction and passenger trains from Muirhouse South Junction to Muirhouse Central Junction.


Tags

Junction