Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

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Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby james73 » Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:41 pm

http://www.hipkiss.org/cgi-bin/maps.pl?cat=glasgow

The above link has two images from 1951. The proposal was for a Glasgow
North railway station. Basically, it involved significant remodelling of Buchanan
Street Station, closure of Queen St High Level, with the Queen St mainlines
being diverted at Cowlairs to run into the Buchanan Street site instead. An
interesting point was the complete excavation of the Buchanan Street tunnel,
quite a lot of earth moving there. 8O ::):

I recall reading of a Glasgow South station idea, which presumably was around
the same time as the above scheme.



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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:49 pm

Intersting stuff James

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Postby Grahame » Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:44 pm

Nice maps James. Does that Buchanan Street tunnel still exist?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:14 pm

Grahame wrote:Nice maps James. Does that Buchanan Street tunnel still exist?

Yes it still exists although it's been filled in at one end and a new block of flats built in front of the tunnel entrance nearest the city centre.

It's covered in more detail here:

http://hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtop ... el&start=0
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Postby thescoop » Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:44 am

What was the Buchanan Street Tunnel used for?
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Postby james73 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:21 pm

thescoop wrote:What was the Buchanan Street Tunnel used for?

Buchanan Street Railway Station!




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Postby stranger » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:24 pm

the fourth map on that page is quite interesting
shows how different glasgows railway system could have been today
lots of lines which have now been lost were obviously
thought viable for electricifcation in the 50s
including both St Enoch and Buchanan St
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Postby james73 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:54 pm

The third and fourth maps on that page are new.



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Postby stranger » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:04 pm

i thought that
i looked at that page when you first posted it
and dont remember them being there
nice scans though
wouldnt mind an original
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Re: Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby joelang1699 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:48 pm

Imagine even thinking of closing Queen Street!

I know theres capacity problems, why dont they make use of the horrible car park and add a few more platforms in.
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Re: Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby Bridie » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:22 pm

Apologies! I don't know where to post this and this seems the best place :roll:
I came across this when I wasn't looking for it..the building of Central Station and the bridge
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Re: Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby Rucola » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:58 am

Those people in the photo were just concreted over and are still living underneath the station, going about their business in the perfectly preserved houses and shops ;)
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Re: Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby Bridie » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:28 am

Rucola wrote:Those people in the photo were just concreted over and are still living underneath the station, going about their business in the perfectly preserved houses and shops ;)

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Re: Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby fatweegee » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:26 pm

james73 wrote:http://www.hipkiss.org/cgi-bin/maps.pl?cat=glasgow

The above link has two images from 1951. The proposal was for a Glasgow
North railway station. Basically, it involved significant remodelling of Buchanan
Street Station, closure of Queen St High Level, with the Queen St mainlines
being diverted at Cowlairs to run into the Buchanan Street site instead. An
interesting point was the complete excavation of the Buchanan Street tunnel,
quite a lot of earth moving there. 8O ::):

I recall reading of a Glasgow South station idea, which presumably was around
the same time as the above scheme.



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All part of the Bruce plan to modernise Glasgow - Buchanan Street and Queen Street Stations to be replaced by Glasgow North with Central and St. Enoch's Stations to be replaced by Glasgow South.
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Re: Glasgow North Railway Station (unbuilt)

Postby fatweegee » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:31 pm

fatweegee wrote:
james73 wrote:http://www.hipkiss.org/cgi-bin/maps.pl?cat=glasgow

The above link has two images from 1951. The proposal was for a Glasgow
North railway station. Basically, it involved significant remodelling of Buchanan
Street Station, closure of Queen St High Level, with the Queen St mainlines
being diverted at Cowlairs to run into the Buchanan Street site instead. An
interesting point was the complete excavation of the Buchanan Street tunnel,
quite a lot of earth moving there. 8O ::):

I recall reading of a Glasgow South station idea, which presumably was around
the same time as the above scheme.



James H


In order to rationalise the city's mainline services, Bruce suggested that all four Victorian railway stations be demolished and replaced with two new purpose built stations. A new Glasgow North station was proposed roughly on the site of Buchanan Street station (occupying a larger area) to replace Buchanan Street and Queen Street stations. A Glasgow South station was proposed on the approximate site of Glasgow Central station to replace Central and St Enoch stations. Bruce's plan then called for a new bus station on the Queen Street site, with the "low level" railway station there remaining to provide suburban services and to connect the new bus station to the rail network.

These plans were never implemented, and all four stations remained until the 1960s when the Beeching Axe reforms changed the shape of rail services across the United Kingdom. Beeching's reforms spelt the end for both Buchanan Street and St Enoch stations which closed, effectively rationalising rail services in the city along similar lines to Bruce's two station plan, but without requiring the demolition of four stations and construction of two new ones.


All part of the Bruce plan to modernise Glasgow - Buchanan Street and Queen Street Stations to be replaced by Glasgow North with Central and St. Enoch's Stations to be replaced by Glasgow South.
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