Location type


Name and dates

Shields (1885-1924)

Opened on the Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


This was a two platform station. To the east, beyond the Shields Road overbridge, was Shields Signal Box. The station was on the original Paisley Canal line before its route was altered to approach Glasgow Central rather than Glasgow St Enoch.

The platforms were canopied with a booking office on Shields Road to the east.

There was no goods yard.

The station closed in 1924 and Shields Signal Box closed in 1934. The line through the former station closed in 1966 when this part of the Canal Line closed between Bellahouston and Eglinton when St Enoch closed and a new connection to the line was made at Shields Junction.



Chronology Dates

01/07/1885Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Shields station opened.
01/04/1925Glasgow and Paisley Joint RailwayCity of Glasgow Union Railway
New Shields Road station opened incorporating the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Pollokshields station, City of Glasgow Union Railway Shields Road [CGU] station and Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway) Shields stations.

News items

31/10/2023Bridging the gap at Shields Road [Network Rail]
16/10/2023Metro Flow project wins another major railway industry award [Tyne and Wear Metro]
31/08/2023Drivers and businesses frustrated at 'nightmare' closure of busy road [STV News]
21/08/2023£12.6m bridge replacement at Shields Road due to start next week [Network Rail]
21/07/2023Iconic Shields Ferry celebrates 30 years of service on the Tyne [Tyne and Wear Metro]
22/06/2023Glasgow road to close for a year for bridge works [Network Rail]
23/05/2023New Metro station artwork celebrates Shields Road in Byker [Tyne and Wear Metro]
16/03/2023Nexus carries out ground survey work for a new Shields Ferry landing [Tyne and Wear Metro]
14/12/2022Metro resumes between Pelaw and South Shields following a 13 week major line closure [Tyne and Wear Metro]
29/11/2022Metro Flow works extended by up to one week as 104m project nears completion [Tyne and Wear Metro]