South Side [CR]

Location type


Name and dates

South Side [CR] (1849-1879)

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

Opened on the Clydesdale Junction Railway.


This terminus was located between the junction of Pollokshaws Road and Cathcart Street. The west portion was the terminus of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston direct Railway and the east portion opened with the Clydesdale Junction Railway. Alternative name: Southside.

The original planned terminus of the Clydesdale Junction Railway had been on the north bank of the Clyde near Dunlop Street (later, in fact, site of St Enoch). With disagreements concerning crossing the Clyde and obstruction to shipping the plan was cut back, to have a terminus alongside the existing South Side [GB and NDR].

The approach was from the south, the line turning east to meet the former Polloc and Govan Railway. It was briefly known as Gushetfaulds.

From the 1st of June 1849, with the opening of the Clydesdale Junction Railway, this was the terminus for services via the Caledonian Railway from England. Joseph Locke considered the station not good enough and as soon as it was ready these were diverted to Buchanan Street (1st of November 1849).

Gushetfaulds Goods (largely coal) was laid out on the east side.

The station was the terminus for Hamilton and other local trains.

The preparation for the opening of the City of Glasgow Union Railway led to the complete demolition of the east (Caledonian Railway) side of the station, that portion being replaced with temporary platforms to the south from 1873 to 1879.

Trains were diverted to Bridge Street and Glasgow Central in 1879.

(See South Side [GB and NDR] for more details.)


Station terminus


Glasgow Gushetfaulds Southside