Springburn

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Springburn (1887-)

Station code: SPR National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld via Duke Street.

Description

This is a four platform station. Two platforms are through lines and two are bays served from the south east.

Formerly the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) bypassed the station on its south west side, those lines being lifted in the 1990s.

The relatively new Sighthill West Junction, for the Cowlairs Chord (British Railways), is to the north west and Sighthill East Junction (formerly Sighthill Junction) is to the south east.

An original street level building survives, designed by James Carsewell. It is a two storey building, presenting two floors to the platforms and a single storey at street level.

There was a goods yard on the north east side, served from the south east.

Two locomotive works were nearby - Hyde Park Works [2nd] to the south west and Atlas Works [2nd] to the north east. Both are now closed.

Springburn signal box was at the north/west end of the station, located on the east side of the railway and north of Springburn Road (on the east side of today's A803). It operated trailing crossovers on the CGU and the Sighthill Goods lines. There was an exit from the south end of Turkey Yard which lay on the west side of the Sighthill Goods line. The location is now Sighthill West Junction. The box closed in 1956, replaced by Cowlairs Panel Box.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
08/04/2020

Facilities

Gaelic name: Allt an Fhuarain




Dates

16/08/1875City of Glasgow Union Railway
Bellgrove to Springburn opened for goods, Haghill Junction to Parkhead Junction opened.
01/01/1887City of Glasgow Union Railway
'Bus train' service to Shields Road [CGU] extended to Springburn.
05/11/1960Glasgow North Bank Electrification
Service begins with electric services to termini at; Helensburgh Central, Balloch Pier, Singer Workers Platforms station, Milngavie, Bridgeton Central, Springburn, Airdrie. The new trains (303s) built at Pressed Steel Co Ltd, Linwood, became known as the Blue trains, these were used in all the Glasgow electrification schemes.
20/03/1964Singer Works
Springburn to Singer Workers Platforms passenger trains cease.
07/11/1966Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Buchanan Street station closed; Buchanan Street to Sighthill East Junction closed. Where possible trains are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street High Level. A local shuttle to Cumbernauld commences from Springburn.
06/03/1989Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway) City of Glasgow Union Railway
Crash at Bellgrove Junction when a train leaves Bellgrove station passing a red light (SPAD) and runs onto the single lead of the Springburn line striking a train leaving the branch. 2 were killed and 40 injured.