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 Tube Works 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
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
12/08/2019



Dates

01/02/1897Glasgow Central Railway
Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle to Newton section opened to passengers. Parkhead [CR] and Tollcross stations opened. Services can run through to Coatbridge Central or Airdrie [CR].
05/10/1964Glasgow Central Railway
Partick Central to Rutherglen closed to passengers. Partick West, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Cross, Bridgeton Cross [CR], Dalmarnock and Rutherglen closed. Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle to Newton closed to passengers. Bridgeton Cross [CR], Parkhead Stadium, Tollcross and Carmyle closed. Partick Central (excluded) to Strathclyde Junction (excluded) closed to all traffic. Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Tollcross (excluded) closed to all traffic. (The Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway also closes to passengers.)
04/04/1966Glasgow Central Railway
Tollcross to Tollcross East closed to freight.