Pollokshaws West

Location type


Names and dates

Pollokshaws (1848-1952)
Pollokshaws West (1952-)

Station code: PWW National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway.
Open on the G and SW Main Line.
Open on the East Kilbride Line.


This is a two platform station with original station buildings on both platforms. It is now the oldest station in the Glasgow area.

The building on the southbound platform presents a two storey front to Pollokshaws Road and single storey to the platform.

Although Pollok Park to the west has not been developed, the area to the east of the line was developed as housing.

To the north, the line passes over the White Cart Water via the Pollokshaws Viaduct which separates it from the former Pollokshaws West Goods.

The next station to the north is Crossmyloof and to the south, beyond Busby Junction, Kennishead. On the East Kilbride line the next station is Thornliebank.

The line between Glasgow Central and Barrhead is supported and promoted by the South West Glasgow Community Rail Partnership .



External links

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

Nearby stations
Pollokshaws East
Maxwell Park
Bellahouston Park Halt
Pollokshields West
Queens Park
Mount Florida
Pollokshaws Viaduct
Cartcraigs Goods Depot
Pollokshaws West Goods
Auldhouse Coal Depot
Busby Junction
Pollokshaws East Goods
Eastwood Signal box
Argus Foundry
Lochinch Pit
Maxwell Park Goods
Giffnock Brick Works
Washwall^s New Siding
Washwall^s Old Siding
Burrell Collection
Pollok House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Glasgow^s Oldest

This is the oldest surviving station building in Glasgow, opened in 1848.


29/09/1848Glasgow Southern Terminal Railway Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Line opened from South Side [GB and NDR] to Barrhead. Stations at South Side [GB and NDR], Pollokshaws, Crofthead [GBK], Nitshill and Barrhead
01/01/1866Busby Railway
Line opened from Pollokshaws (Busby Junction) to Busby largely in connection with quarrying.
14/07/2011Cathcart District Railway
Car crashes onto the line between Pollokshaws West and Maxwell Park.


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways