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Glasgow Railway Termini

Postby stranger » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:42 pm

A poster on another list asked the question "which city outside London
has the most railway termini"

I think Glasgow is in with a shout I have eight so far Central (high level),
Queen St (high level), St Enoch, Buchanan St, Bridgeton Central,
Hyndland, Govan and Whiteinch

Does anyone know if i have missed any, the only criteria is that they must be
within the city boundaries and they must be termini if they also have through
platforms they do not count
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Postby Ally Doll » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:46 pm

Would a map help?
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:51 pm

What about General Terminus Quay, not exactly a station but a terminus nonetheless?
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Re: Glasgow Railway Termini

Postby yoker brian » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:00 pm

stranger wrote:A poster on another list asked the question "which city outside London
has the most railway termini"

I think Glasgow is in with a shout I have eight so far Central (high level),
Queen St (high level), St Enoch, Buchanan St, Bridgeton Central,
Hyndland, Govan and Whiteinch

Does anyone know if i have missed any, the only criteria is that they must be
within the city boundaries and they must be termini if they also have through
platforms they do not count


Only 2 out of your 8 are currently railway termini Central & Queen Street.

St Enoch, Buchanan Street, Bridgeton Central, Govan and Whiteinch no long exist as railway stations.

Hyndland still exists but not as a terminus (the station was relocated as part of the north clyde electrification scheme of the 1960s
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Postby stranger » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:02 pm

thanks Ally Doll but the can be from any time they dont all have to be
open now

also i just realised they have to be passenger termini
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Postby Schiehallion » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:12 pm

What about the South Glasgow one on the site of the Polmadie Railway Club on Pollokshaws Road?
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Postby Simba » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:19 pm

Anniesland? Is it not the case with the QS to Anniesland line, that the train can't go straight through should it want to continue, but have to change lines, or am I completely imagining this?
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:30 pm

No, trains run straight through, although you may be thinking of the extra platform that's just been installed on the eastern side.
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:34 pm

Spose there was Centrals predecessor at Bridge St... but i dont spose that cant count really as it would cancel out central... what was the question :? ::):
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:49 pm

There was also one at Glebe Street. It closed to passengers when Buchanan Street opened.
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Postby Simba » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:19 pm

glasgowken wrote:No, trains run straight through, although you may be thinking of the extra platform that's just been installed on the eastern side.


Okay. I just thought there was something at the time that meant that it couldn't run through. That means they could run a circle then, QS-Anniesland-Partick-Central LL.
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Postby james73 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:32 pm

glasgowken wrote:No, trains run straight through, although you may be thinking of the extra platform that's just been installed on the eastern side.

The new extra platform - this line *does not connect* to the electrified lines at Anniesland.



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Postby Simba » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:17 pm

james73 wrote:
glasgowken wrote:No, trains run straight through, although you may be thinking of the extra platform that's just been installed on the eastern side.

The new extra platform - this line *does not connect* to the electrified lines at Anniesland.



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Thanks! That must have been what I was thinking of.
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Postby glasgowken » Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:21 pm

Is there no overhead ? Never even noticed that, i'll have a close look tomorrow morning.
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:05 pm

How about the original South Side station in the Gorbals?
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