Rutherglen [1st]

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Rutherglen [1st] (1842-1879)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Polloc and Govan Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station west of Farmeloan Road. The main building was on the westbound platform.

In 1861 a new branch opened north to Bridgeton [1st]. This was extended north to London Road [Glasgow] in 1877. This did not carry passengers until 1879. The branch was not served by the existing Rutherglen station.

Meanwhile in 1872 an Act gave permission to quadruple the line between Gushetfaulds and Rutherglen. This was not long after the opening of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) in 1865 and traffic level had no doubt increased. In addition London Road [Glasgow had opened to passengers in 1879.

The station was relocated east to Rutherglen [2nd] on the east side of Farmeloan Roadin 1879

Nothing remains of this early 1st station, obliterated by subsequent railway construction.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Caledonian Railway

Glasgow Stations