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Shettleston (1871-)

Station code: SLS National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.


This is a two platform station on the former North British Railway^s Glasgow to Coatbridge line. The main station building is on the westbound platform with a car park to the south.

The original main building was on the westbound platform too.

The station is immediately west of the former Shettleston Junction and a small permanent way depot, Shettleston PW Depot. It became a junction station in 1877 on the opening of the branch to Hamilton.

The Shettleston Iron Works, immediately to the south, was rail served from the goods yard which was located to the west and south of the station, served from the west. To the north was the Acme Machine Works, also rail served from the west and a narrow gauge line ran north to Greenfield Colliery (Threestonehill Pit No 7). Access to the works and the western approach to the station was controlled by Shettleston West Signal Box.




01/11/1877Glasgow, Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Shettleston to Bothwell [North British] opened for goods and minerals.
01/04/1878Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Shettleston to Hamilton [NBR] opened for goods.
02/07/1955Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Bothwell [North British] to Shettleston closed to passengers. Also given as 4 July.
04/07/1955Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Bothwell [North British] to Shettleston closed to passengers. Also given as 2 July.
08/01/1956Glasgow City and District Railway Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway) Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) Boghead to Cowdenhead Branch (Monkland Railways) Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways) Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Last regular Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Waverley via Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Bathgate Upper service runs.
04/10/1965Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Mount Vernon North to Shettleston (Argosy Siding) (excluded) closed to freight.
  /07/1989Yoker Re-signaling Scheme
Re-signaling complete. Boxes at Helensburgh Central, Craigendoran, Dumbarton Central, Dalmuir Park, Singer, Milngavie, Westerton, Hyndland, Clydebank Dock, High Street East Junction, Bellgrove, Parkhead, Shettleston, Heatheryknowe Junction, Sunnyside Junction, Airdrie replaced by the new Yoker Signalling Centre.