Parkhead North

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Parkhead [NB] (1871-1952)
Parkhead North (1952-1958)

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

Opened on the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station. To the south were two goods lines, and a yard. To the east was Parkhead Shed and Parkhead Junction [NB].

Before the goods lines were laid in the station's good yard was at its east end, south side of the line and accessed from the east. With the quadrupling of the railway with the addition of the goods lines the site was needed. It was replaced with Parkhead North Goods which was on the City of Glasgow Union Railway just to the north of the station.

To the west two bridges crossed Duke Street - the north bridge carrying two passenger lines, the south bridge carrying two goods lines. The sizeable Parkhead Forge was to the south, served by the line.

West of the station the line was crossed by a long viaduct of the The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) which also crossed Duke Street. That line also served the forge approaching from Parkhead Junction [CR] to the south. The bridge was removed after closure of the former Caledonian line.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
08/04/2020




Dates

19/09/1955Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
Parkhead North station closed.
  /  /1981City of Glasgow Union Railway
Haghill Junction to Parkhead North closed.