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Partick Central railway station was a station serving the Partick area of the city of Glasgow. Built in the 1890s by the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway Company, it sat on a line that ran along the north bank of the River Clyde from Stobcross to Dumbarton.

Partick Central
Partick Central station building.jpg
The former station building for Partick Central, latterly used as an auction house
Location
PlacePartick
AreaGlasgow
Coordinates55°52′09″N 4°18′03″W / 55.8693°N 4.3007°W / 55.8693; -4.3007Coordinates: 55°52′09″N 4°18′03″W / 55.8693°N 4.3007°W / 55.8693; -4.3007
Operations
Original companyLanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Platforms2
History
1 October 1896Opened[1]
15 June 1959Renamed as Kelvin Hall[1][2]
5 October 1964Station closed to passengers (line closed to Stobcross)[1]
23 October 1978Station completely closed (freight service from Yoker)
28 January 2007Station building demolished
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

HistoryEdit

 
As Kelvin Hall Station, 1966
 
Looking beneath the station building, the trackbed has been lifted but the platform edge remains visible

The station was renamed Kelvin Hall in 1959, as it was in the vicinity of the building of that name, and was close, but not attached to, the Partick Cross station on the Glasgow Subway.

Passenger and goods services to the station ceased in 1964 when it closed as part of the Beeching cuts to rail services across the UK. The station building was later used as a workshop and an auction house before lying empty for a number of years. The remains of the platforms and trackbed, which were underneath the station building, have been removed but the railway's route is fairly discernible. The station's goods yard served as a site for travelling people and as a scrap merchants.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Stobcross
now named
Exhibition Centre
Station open; Line partially open
  Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway
operated by Caledonian Railway
  Partick West
Line and station closed

Redevelopment of siteEdit

The site had been empty and awaiting redevelopment when in 2004 it emerged that the supermarket chain Tesco wished to develop a 24-hour operation there, in the face of local opposition. Tesco had the station building demolished on 28 January 2007, before planning permission had been given for the development from Glasgow City Council.[3][4]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 181
  2. ^ Butt (1995), page 130
  3. ^ "Flattened ... by Tesco". Evening Times. Herald & Times Group. 30 January 2007. Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  4. ^ Video of Demolition

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