Yoker Depot

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Yoker Depot (1987-)

Opened on the Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway).
Opened on the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway.

Description

This is a train servicing depot west of Garscadden station on the south side of the line. It replaced depots at Hyndland [1st] (Hyndland Depot) and Bridgeton Central (Bridgeton Depot). It is built on the site of Yoker Yard and accessed, to the east, by the former Clydebank Dock East Junction.

Yoker Signalling Centre is located here.

The yard and junction formerly gave access to the Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway).

Yoker Shed [CR] was to the south on the parallel Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway) running west from Scotstoun West Junction.

Tags

Train servicing depot EMU

Aliases

Yoker Yard
05/04/2020




Dates

  /  /1988Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway)
Single track line reinstated from Yoker Depot to the Rothesay Dock for imported coal trains from here to Kincardine Power Station (Kincardine Line). The former Rothesay dock yard was ripped up and replaced with a loop.