Pollokshields West

Location type


Name and dates

Pollokshields West (1894-)

Station code: PLW National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Cathcart District Railway.
Open on the Cathcart Circle.
Open on the Newton Line.


This is an island platform station. The original station building, which was the same design as that at Maxwell Park, has very unfortunately not survived having been demolished in the late 1980s.

The station's signal box was on the south side of the line, west of the station footbridge. It opened with the station and closed in 1927.

The station is to the immediate south of the Muirhouse Central Junction where the extension of the Cathcart District Railway met the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway before crossing by a new link to the Gordon Street Lines at Muirhouse North Junction on the approach to Glasgow Central. The junctions here have been rationalised in more recent years.

Muirhouse South Junction, with which the Cathcart line does not connect, is just to the east.

The next station to the north is Glasgow Central itself and to the west Maxwell Park.

When opened the area was partially developed. Further housing was built after its opening.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

02/04/1894Cathcart District Railway
Extension line opened from Cathcart (New) to Muirhouse Junction for passengers and goods. Stations opened at Langside, Pollokshaws East, Shawlands, Maxwell Park and Pollokshields West.


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways