Barnhill

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Barnhill (1885-)

Station code: BNL National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld via Duke Street.

Description

This is a suburban two platform station. There was a small minerals yard on the east side, approached from the north, now gone. The main station building, demolished, was on the northbound platform.

Sighthill Junction is to the north and Barnhill Tunnel is to the south.

At Sighthill Junction there was a connection between the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and the City of Glasgow Union Railway (on which the station stood) and a curve east to Sighthill East Junction.This latter is the connection now used for trains from Glasgow Queen Street High Level to Cumbernauld and has effectively allowed Queen Street to replace Glasgow Buchanan Street. This curve crosses Barnhill Tunnel.

To the south of the station, on the west side of the line, was a set of dead end sidings approached from the north. Access was controlled by Barnhill signal box, sandwiched between the sidings and main line. The box closed in 1913 and sidings removed.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map




Dates

  /08/1846Dundee and Perth Railway Dundee and Newtyle Railway
An Act to allow the Dundee and Perth Railway to take a long term lease of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway is passed. The same Act allows for alteration of the crossing of the River Tay in Perth and purchase of land at Barnhill (east side of river).
01/10/1883City of Glasgow Union Railway
'Bus train' service to Shields Road [CGU] extended to Barnhill.