Cowlairs railway station

Cowlairs railway station served the Cowlairs area of Glasgow, Scotland, from 1858 to 1964 on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Cowlairs
General information
LocationCowlairs, Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates55°52′56″N 4°14′19″W / 55.8823°N 4.2386°W / 55.8823; -4.2386Coordinates: 55°52′56″N 4°14′19″W / 55.8823°N 4.2386°W / 55.8823; -4.2386
Grid referenceNS600677
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 April 1858 (1858-04-01)First opened
July 1859Opened to the public
7 September 1964 (1964-09-07)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station was first opened on 1 April 1858 by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, although it first appeared in Bradshaw in July 1859. To the northwest was the signal box and to the west was Cowlairs Works. The platform was widened in 1908. The signal box was replaced by Cowlairs Panel Box in 1956. The station closed on 7 September 1964.[1] The signal box has not survived but the place where the island platform was can still be recognised today.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 138. OCLC 931112387.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bishopbriggs
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
  Glasgow Queen Street
Line and station open