Uddingston [1st]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Uddingston [1st] (1849-1878)

Opened on the Clydesdale Junction Railway.

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


Description

The first Uddingston station was on the east side of the Glasgow Road bridge, replaced by the current Uddingston station on the west side. The permanent station building, on the westbound platform, was built in 1853.

There was a goods yard to the north, approached from the east.

The station was closed and replaced by Uddingston, just to the west, probably in preparation for the opening of the line east to Holytown from the new Uddingston Junction which was built directly east of the original station. At the same time the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway line was opened (goods in 1877 and passengers in 1878) providing competition. No doubt the Caledonian Railway wanted to improve their facilities.


Tags

Station

External links

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