This was a single platform terminus on the south side of Govan Road. The platform was on the west side of a loop and there was a large goods yard on the east side.
The station was approached from the south, from Ibrox Junction. The platform had a long platform. The goods yard had a large goods shed and eight sets of sidings.
The signal box was at the south end of the passenger platform. Close to this was a turntable, on the east side of the passenger lines and with the goods lines flowing round its eastern side.
Merkland Street [Subway]
Ibrox Excursion Platforms
Ibrox [Govan Platforms]
| Govan Tube Works|
Broomloan Depot [Subway]
Govan Shipyard [2nd]
Govan Ship Yard [1st]
Glasgow Railway Engineering Works
Water Row Ship Yard
Abbotshaugh Engineering Works
Meadowside Shipbuilding Yard
Govan Old Parish Church
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /||Govan Branch (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway)|
Locomotive shed, Govan Shed, opened at Govan.
|/ /1788||William Dixon [Junior] |
Born in Govan.
|01/05/1868||Govan Branch (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway)|
Govan branch opened to goods from triangular junction at Ibrox.
|02/12/1868||Govan Branch (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway)|
Opened to passengers with one station, Govan, at the terminus.
|01/04/1871||City of Glasgow Union Railway|
Service from Dunlop Street to Govan commences. (Main Street Gorbals may have opened at this time.)
|01/12/1882||Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway|
Opened from Yoker Junction, Hyndland, to Clydebank [1st] (later Clydebank East). This line was used in conjunction with a ferry over the Clyde and the Stobcross Railway station at Partick for shipyard workers who lived in Govan to travel to the Clyde Bank Iron Shipyard [2nd] which had re-located from Govan. A line ran west from Clydebank [1st] into the shipyard over the Forth and Cart Canal.
|/ /1890||Dugald Drummond|
Leaves the Caledonian Railway to set up the Glasgow Railway Engineering Co Ltd at Glasgow Railway Engineering Works, Helen Street, Govan.
|/ /1894||Glasgow District Subway|
Agreement between the Glasgow District Subway and the Caledonian Railway and Glasgow and South Western Railway companies (owners of the Govan Branch (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway)) over purchase of land for Broomloan Depot [Subway] by Govan station.
|01/09/1904||Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway|
New service from Pontypridd (Tram Road) Halt on the Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway, east of the Taff Vale Railway station, to Caerphilly started. Uses two steam railmotors built by the Glasgow Railway Engineering Works (Glasgow Railway and Engineering Company) of Govan. Seven halts opened on route.
An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways