Tollcross

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Tollcross (1897-1964)

Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.


Description

This was an island platform station on a raised embankment. The station building was canopied all around. The signal box was across the westbound line from the station building. There was a goods yard on the north side, approached from the east.

The station served Tollcross (to the north) and Auchenshuggle (of Glasgow Tram destination fame). The large Clyde Iron Works was to the south.

The station closed in 1964 to passengers and the signal box in 1965. The line lasted until 1966, accessed only from the east with Tollcross goods as a terminus.

The site was largely cleared after closure and embankment lowered however much of it remains undeveloped and overgrown, something may remain in the undergrowth.

To the east was the Tollcross Works (Stewarts and Lloyds) at Fullerton (accessed from Tollcross East Signal Box) and to the west is the McVite's Victoria Biscuit Works. Both were rail served.

Local

McVities


Tags

Station

External links

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