Cathcart Circle



Dates

29/05/1962Glasgow South Bank Electrification
Cathcart Circle, Cathcart to Neilston and Cathcart to Motherwell via Kirkhill electrified.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is the busiest station in Scotland. It was established by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 and was hugely expanded in 1901-5.
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Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central Station Extension (Caledonian Railway)
314202 awaits its next duty at platform 7, Glasgow Central on 10th January 2019. It had recently arrived and the next trip was around the inner ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
A CrossCountry train at Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 16/09/2019
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
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This is an island platform station. The original station building, which was the same design as that at Maxwell Park, has very unfortunately not survived having been demolished in the late 1980s.
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Cathcart District Railway
On 21 July 2018 Newton services on this line were extended to Motherwell to compensate for line closures caused by engineering work, and a Motherwell ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
The bridge over Pollokshields West today. No building. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
A lane takes passengers to the bridge over the island platform at Pollokshields West. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
314 201 call at Pollokshields West with a Newton to Glasgow Central service on 2 May 2009 ...
David Panton 02/05/2009
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This is a fine island platform station which retains its original two storey station building. Access to the station is by means of a footbridge which passes through the building at the first floor level, there being steps down to the platform.
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Cathcart District Railway
Platform canopies and new lighting at Maxwell Park. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
A view from the bridge. From the footbridge looking west. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
A two tier station building. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
Footway across Maxwell Park which enters the two-level station building for access to the island platform. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006
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This is an island platform station. The original station building has not survived.
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Cathcart District Railway
A Maxwell Park circle service calls at Shawlands on 21 July 2018 in the charge of a doomed Class 314. Note that the second 'via' blind has been ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
Station clock at Shawlands with helpful hand-drawn hands. ...
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314 214 picks up speed as it approaches the end of the long platforn at Shawlands with a Circle train back to Glasgow Central on 8 August 2009. ...
David Panton 08/08/2009
Looking north at the Cathcart Circle crossing over the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock near Shawlands. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This is an island platform station. The station is built on a bridge over the White Cart Water.
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Cathcart District Railway
A Cathcart Circle service via Maxwell Park calls at 'Shaws East on 25 August 2018. The high flats in the background, situated in the not terribly huge ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
Cathcart Circle trains (outer) leaving Pollokshaws (East). C.R. 0.4.4T 15263. 1940 or 1941. [Railscot note: the original is double exposed.] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1940
Cathcart Circle trains (inner) approaching Pollokshaws (East). C.R. 0.4.4T 15183. 1940 or 1941. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1940
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This is an island platform station. The original station building has not survived, nor has its British Railway replacement. The original survived in somewhat unattractive cut back form for a number of years.
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Cathcart District Railway
An Outer Circle service at well-to-do Langside on 7 July 2018. The station was once known as Langside & Newlands and is in fact on the Newlands side ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
The western access to Langside station on 7 July 2018. As at a couple of other Cathcart Lines stations the ironwork survives. ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
314 202 pulls into Langside (once known as Langside & Newlands) with an Outer Circle service on 28 October 2009 ...
David Panton 28/10/2009
314 204 approaches Langside with a Cathcart Outer Circle service on 27 November 2010. Mary Queen of Scots' forces were defeated at Langside in 1568 ...
David Panton 27/11/2010
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Cathcart station has an island platform, original station building with glazed canopies, and is above road level. It is an intermediate station on the Cathcart Circle. The north east end of the station is on the girder bridge above the White Cart Water. A former entry arch from Old Castle Road is blocked.
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Cathcart District Railway
A Circle service calls at Cathcart on 7th July 2018. Class 320s are currently the usual fare on Circle services, though things may change in the Class ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
314 207 with a clockwise (outer circle) Cathcart Circle service arriving at Cathcart station on 26th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 26/07/2017
314202 calls at Cathcart on 10 January 2019 with a Central to Central Inner Circle service. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
After clattering over Cathcart West Junction a Neilston to Glasgow service enters Cathcart station in the charge of a doomed class 314. ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
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This is an island platform station. The typical Cathcart District Railway station building has been replaced with a modern structure. The platform is largely located in a cutting.
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Cathcart District Railway
314202 calls at Mount Florida with the 08.55 from Glasgow Central to Neilston on 9th June 2019.
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Bill Roberton 09/06/2019
314202 at Mount Florida with a Neilston bound service on 21 June 2018.
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Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
Something exotic at Mount Florida. The station has been adopted by Urban Roots. ...
John Yellowlees 22/09/2015
320313 calls at Mount Florida. ...
Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
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This is an island platform station, with a narrow platform and original station building.
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Cathcart District Railway
Crosshill has these extra safety notices, presumably because of the narrow
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David Panton 02/09/2017
So Cathcart Circle. An incoming service calls at Crosshill on 24 April. 314s are the mainstay of the Cathcart lines for now but are due to be scrapped ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
A city-bound service calls at Crosshill on 21 July 2018. Note the narrowness of the island platform. ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
Crosshill station located in a deep cutting. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This is an island platform station. It retains the original single storey platform building with glazed canopies, typical of the Cathcart District Railway. The building has been renovated and canopies re-glazed on several occasions.
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Cathcart District Railway
314201 at Queens Park on a Cathcart Circle service on 21 June 2018.
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Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
Station among the tenements. ...
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Queens Park Railway Club, on the station platform, is (mercifully) nothing to do with nerds like us but an art gallery. I only found out afterwards ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
Queens Park during its blue period. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This is an island platform station with a building, not the original which was of typical Cathcart District Railway design.
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Cathcart District Railway
A Class 314 enters Pollokshields East on a Neilston service on 21 July 2018. As far as I can see these services are run exclusively by 314s so will ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
A 314 for Neilston at Pollokshaws East on 01/04/2017. Note that it still in SPT carmine and cream livery. ...
David Panton 01/04/2017
An incoming Cathcart Circle service in, for now, the usual form of a Class 314. Not much point in painting this one out of its SPT livery, I think. ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
Builder's plate for the span of the Albert Drive bridge which crosses the Cathcart Circle. The plate reads
JAMES GOODWIN&Co
IRON ...

Ewan Crawford 27/03/2011
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