Pollok Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Pollok Junction (1870-)

Opened on the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway.

Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.


Description

This is the junction between the forer Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway and the later City of Glasgow Union Railway (opened 1870). The junction allowed trains from Glasgow St Enoch to join the route west to Paisley Gilmour Street. The junction was immediately west of the closed Shields Road station.

This junction allowed the Glasgow and South Western Railway to vacate the cramped Bridge Street terminus, shared with the Caledonian Railway, in favour of their new St Enoch station.

The junction remains open, although the CGU is now a freight only and stock movement line.


Tags

Junction