Rutherglen [1st]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Rutherglen [1st] (1842-1879)

Opened on the Polloc and Govan Railway.

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


Description

This was a two platform station west of Farmeloan Road. The main building was on the westbound platform.

In 1861 a new branch opened north to Bridgeton [1st]. This was extended north to London Road [Glasgow] in 1877. This did not carry passengers until 1879. The branch was not served by the existing Rutherglen station.

Meanwhile in 1872 an Act gave permission to quadruple the line between Gushetfaulds and Rutherglen. This was not long after the opening of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway in 1865 and traffic level had no doubt increased.

The station was relocated east to Rutherglen [2nd] on the east side of Farme Loan Road.

Nothing remains of this early 1st station, obliterated by subsequent railway construction.


Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map