Whiteinch Victoria Park

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Whiteinch Victoria Park (1896-1951)

Opened on the Whiteinch Railway.
Opened on the Whiteinch Tramway.

Description

This was a passenger terminus opened next to an existing goods station. The terminus was added to the Whiteinch Railway branch of 1874 alongside, and to the east of, the goods yard and interchange point with the Clydeside Tramway.

It was a two platform island platform station. Each platform had a loop. The station building had large glazed canopies.

A signal box opened with the passenger station. This was at the north end of the station, east side of the line, just south of the Danes Drive overbridge.

It was opened in 1896 by the North British Railway to counter the development of the new Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and its Whiteinch Riverside station by the Caledonian Railway.

The station closed to passengers in 1951. The box survived until 1958. The line survived for goods only until around 1968.

Nothing remains of the station, the site having been subsumed into Victoria Park. The trackbed is now a footpath. The Danes Drive bridge still stands.

Tags

Station terminus footpath

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
12/08/2019




Dates

01/07/1872Whiteinch Railway
Act passed. Built to service the Barclay Curle Shipyard, Charles Connel and Co Ltd's shipyard and Wylie and Lochhead's cabinet and sawmill at Whiteinch Victoria Park, the connection across Dumbarton Road to the works being provided by the Whiteinch Tramway.
01/01/1897Whiteinch Railway
Line opened to passengers. New Whiteinch Victoria Park station opened. New connection put in to the west of Jordanhill station and west to north spur opened.
02/04/1951Whiteinch Railway
Whiteinch Victoria Park to Jordanhill closed to passengers.
06/02/1967Whiteinch Railway
Whiteinch Victoria Park to Jordanhill closed to freight. The line was used for construction trains during the Glasgow North Bank Electrification Scheme.