Newton Line



Locations along the line

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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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A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
Passengers in Glasgow Central station appear to be remarkably unsurprised by an apparition in their midst on the concourse. Hallowe'en is just another ...
John Yellowlees 26/10/2015
Class 8P 46244 at Glasgow Central on the up Midday Scot. ...
David Murray-Smith 05/09/1959

This is an island platform station. The original station building, which was the same as that at Maxwell Park, has very unfortunately not survived having been demolished in the late 1980s.
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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
Looking from Pollokshields West to the booking office of the former Strathbungo station. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/03/2006

This is a fine island platform station which retains its original 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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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

This is an island platform station. The original station building has not survived.
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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. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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 //

This is an island platform station. The station is built on a bridge over the White Cart Water.
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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
Fowler Mogul leaving Pollokshaws (E). Outer Circle. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1941
Cathcart Circle trains (inner) approaching Pollokshaws (East). C.R. 0.4.4T 15225. 1940 or 1941. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow //1940

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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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
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
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

This is an island platform station which still has an original station building.
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A Newton service formed of a brace of doomed Class 314s calls at Kings Park on 19 May. Saturday services would not normally warrant this doubling up, ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
Kings Park looking east. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
A Newton to Glasgow service, beefed up to six coaches for the Scottish FA cup final, arrives at Kings Park on 19 May before disgorging its load of ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
Kings Park looking east. There used to be a loop on the left hand side. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987

This is an island platform station. There is no car park. The station is on a raised embankment, accessed by a subway. The station building is relatively modern and has awnings.
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The corporate look: a Newton service at Croftfoot on 20th June 2018. ...
David Panton 20/06/2018
Platform scene at Croftfoot. July 2009. ...
John Steven 15/07/2009
Looking along the platform at Croftfoot on 15 April 2007. View is west towards Kings Park. [Ref query 7473] ...
John Furnevel 15/04/2007
A Glasgow bound 314 211 approaching Croftfoot station on 15 July.
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John Steven 15/07/2009

This is an island platform station. The line is raised and the entry is by subway, with a rather fine archway entrance to the subway at street level. This was covered over with an oversize Burnside sign for many years, but has now been uncovered again. The original station building has not survived. At the east end of the station two bridges cross Burnside Road, the southern of which carried two ...

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320s seem to be regular stand-ins for 314s on the Cathcart lines these days. One such calls at Burnside on 20 June heading for Newton. The station ...
David Panton 20/06/2018
One expects a figure in a cassock to be hurrying past this entrance, not a woman with her shopping. The 'windows' though are blind, and the carvings ...
David Panton 20/06/2018
314 203 approaching Burnside with a service for to Glasgow Central
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John Steven 15/07/2009
314 210 with a service for Glasgow via Maxwell Park calls at Burnside on 26 March 2011. ...
David Panton 26/03/2011

This station is immediately west of Kirkhill Tunnel. It is a two platform station.
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Eastbound train at Kirkhill about to enter the tunnel. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Eastbound at Kirkhill. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
A Newton to Glasgow 314 EMU service calls at Kirkhill on the wet Saurday afternoon
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David Panton 13/01/2018
A quiet Sunday morning at Kirkhill in April 2007, seen here looking north west from the station entrance on Greenlees Road. The wide mezzanine level ...
John Furnevel 15/04/2007

This is a two platform station.
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A Larkhall to Dalmuir service at Newton on 8 September 2018. The long-disused signal box seems destined to lower over the western end of the station ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
Comin' at ya. A westbound service pulls out of Newton on 16th December 2017. 318s
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David Panton 23/12/2017
Strathclyde Red liveried 314208 pulls into Newton station in September 1997 with a Dalmuir service. ...
David Panton /09/1997
318 269 awaits its departure time from Newton on 23 June with a service for Glasgow Central. ...
John Steven 23/06/2009

This is an island platform station with a building, not the original which was of typical Cathcart District Railway design.
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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
A view from Albert Drive on 25 August 2018. The driver of this Neilston to Glasgow service seems to have forgotten to change the destination blind at ...
David Panton 25/08/2018

This is an island platform station. It retains the original 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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Station among the tenements. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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 //
314202 calls at Queens Park. ...
Bill Roberton 21/06/2018

This is an island platform station, with a narrow platform and original station building.
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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 has these extra safety notices, presumably because of the narrow
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David Panton 02/09/2017
Crosshill station located in a deep cutting. ...
Ewan Crawford //

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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320313 calls at Mount Florida. ...
Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
Something exotic at Mount Florida. The station has been adopted by Urban Roots. ...
John Yellowlees 22/09/2015
A Cathcart Circle train leaves Mount Florida southbound on 15 May 2014. ...
Veronica Clibbery 15/04/2014
314211 leaves Mount Florida with a Newton service on 10th September 2018. 314215 is heading for Glasgow Central, on the left.
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Bill Roberton 10/09/2018