Railways – West


Crow Road

Hyndland Railway Station

Opened in 1886 as part of the Glasgow City and District Railway line. The station was designed by James Carsewell. Closed in 1960 now with a public park and housing on the site. A replacement Hyndland Railway station was opened as a through station.

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Kelvinside Railway Station, 1051 Great Western Road. Designed in 1897 by Sir J J Burnet.

Italianate villa style, with wide central bay at ground floor and Doric frieze at eaves. Converted to restaurant 1980, rebuilt in 1998 after fire.

The line ran from Crow Road passed under the current site of Hyndland Railway Station

It was a two platform station, with a nearby goods yard. Upon closure of the station and its line as part of the Beeching Axe the area has now been redeveloped with housing.

You will note the Caledonian Railway monogram “CR” carved into the stone on the building’s north facade.

Links to photographs from Railbrit (an excellent resource please visit it)

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Botanic Gardens


Built for Glasgow Central Railway in 1894 and designed by James Miller. The platforms and waiting rooms were underground with the booking office above ground. The station closed on 6th February 1939.

A nightclub called “Sgt. Peppers” and a plumbers shop, “Morton’s” also inhabited the building until It was ravaged by fire on the night of 22 March 1970. Glasgow Corporation decided not to repair the building and instead to completely demolish the station and leave the site derelict. At the time of the fire, plans were being considered to demolish the station as part of a controversial scheme to widen Great Western Road. Wonder what influenced the Corporations decision?

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Link to National Library of Scotland Map of Area

Mitchell Library Image 1907

Mitchell Library Image 1909

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Partick Central

Partick West

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Partick West railway station opened 10 October 1896 and closed 5 October 1964 due to the Beeching Axe. It was a four platform station which sat on a triangular junction on the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway, with two platforms on an east-west line with services between Dumbarton and Glasgow city centre and a further two platforms on a north-south line with services between Maryhill and the city centre.

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Whiteinch Riverside

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Built in 1896 for Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. This consisted on an island platform station with a steel and timber station building with glazed awning. Closed 5th October 1964 and demolished in 1968.

Scotstoun East

Built 1896 for Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. Island platform station with access via subway. Demolished in 1968.

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Scotstoun West

Yoker (ferry)

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Clydebank Riverside

Built for the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway to compete with the North British Railway. This building was on the Glasgow bound trackside. Designed by Sir JJ Burnet (Sir John James Burnet). The line opened in 1896 with the station closing in 1965.


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