West Street Tunnel

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West Street Tunnel

Opened on the Polloc and Govan Railway.


This double track tunnel runs east from the site of West Street Junction [CR] to near Larkfield Junction. Above it are (from west to east)
- the Gordon Street Lines (Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway))
- Eglinton Street (the road, not station!)
- Pollokshaws Road

The tunnel carries the eastern part of the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway, which forms a useful bypass of Glasgow Central for goods traffic travelling from east to west (or vice versa) through south central Glasgow. This line is sometimes known as the ^Burma Road^.




A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Caledonian Railway

Glasgow Stations