Location type


Name and dates

Partick (1979-)

Station code: PTK National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Stobcross Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Helensburgh.


This is a modern two platform station which replaced Partickhill just to the north west.

The station serves Partick and, along with Partick [Subway], is closest to the Riverside Museum (Riverside Museum ) although a fair walk and crossing over the River Kelvin is required.


Gaelic name: Partaig

Chronology Dates

01/12/1882Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
Opened from Yoker Junction, Hyndland, to Clydebank [1st] (later Clydebank East). This line was used in conjunction with a ferry over the Clyde and the Stobcross Railway station at Partick for shipyard workers who lived in Govan to travel to the Clyde Bank Iron Shipyard [2nd] which had re-located from Govan. A line ran west from Clydebank [1st] into the shipyard over the Forth and Cart Canal. With the opening of the railway the Forth and Cart lost most of its business.
17/12/1979Glasgow City and District Railway
Partickhill closed and replaced by Partick (incorporates Merkland Street [Subway] station).
11/12/1994Glasgow Central Railway
The River Kelvin bursts its banks and floods the disused tunnels from Kelvin Bridge to Stobcross, where it floods the open Argyle Line railway. (Alternative date 9th.) The route through Glasgow Central Low Level is closed between Partick and Rutherglen and trains are diverted onto the Sunnyside Junction to Whifflet section of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway for access to Motherwell. This remains in operation for around nine months. Units 314208 and 314212 are trapped in the floodwater at Glasgow Central where the water reached half way up the sides of the carriages.

News items

28/10/2022No Subway services on Sunday 6 and 13 November [SPT]
21/03/2022Partick fault sparked train service delays and alterations in Glasgow [Glasgow Times]
25/02/2022ScotRail ticket office closures postponed and fewer in Glasgow will have hours reduced [Glasgow World]
01/12/2021More than 400 homes plan at Glasgow's River Kelvin rejected by councillors [Glasgow Times]
10/09/2020Scotrail: Train services from Partick face delay due to track defect [Evening Times]
01/09/2020Partick: Trains cancelled due to safety inspection near Glasgow [The Herald]
23/11/2016Minster tells MSPs 'ScotRail has learned lessons' [BBC News]
16/05/2008Partick station revamp soars by £6.3m [Evening Times article - submitted by Colin Harkins]
04/04/2007Partick regeneration [Railway Strategies]
28/06/2005Demolition of former Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway embankment


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