This is a two platform station with the main station building on the northbound platform. The original shelter on this platform was similar to that at Killin [2nd] reflecting the size of Cumbernauld before it became a ^New Town^. There was a small goods yard at the north end of the eastbound platform and, north of this, a loop off the line.
There was a signal box at the north end of the station, on the east side, opposite a turnback siding from the south on the west side of the line. The box closed in 1999.
The lines to Cumbernauld from Sighthill Junction, Springburn, to Cumbernauld via Gartcosh and from Gartsherrie South Junction to Garnqueen North Junction were electrified in early 2014.
Electrification opened up the possibilities of new routes and in addition to the Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Gartcosh service, other services were introduced to Milngavie or Dalmuir via Hamilton and Dalmarnock, and Dumbarton Central via Springburn (reverse)) and Yoker.
Abronhill Signal Box
Madgescroft Signal Box
Wester Glentore Colliery Pit No 3
Dullator Sand Quarry
Moss Litter Works
Cameron Colliery Pit No 1
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|07/11/1966||Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)|
Buchanan Street station closed; Buchanan Street to Sighthill East Junction closed. Where possible trains are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street High Level. A local shuttle to Cumbernauld commences from Springburn.
|19/05/2014||Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Electric passenger services begin operating between Glasgow and Cumbernauld following commissioning of 50 km of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification between Springburn and Cumbernauld.
An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways
Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)
Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)
Caledonian Railway Carriages
Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style
Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock
Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press
Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)
Signalling the Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s
The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)
Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway
Vanished Railways of West Lothian