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Glasgow City and District Railway

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This line was built to connect together lines in the West and the East of Glasgow. The line runs mostly in tunnels built using the cut and cover method of construction. At its western end, it connects to the Stobcross Railway at Kelvinhaugh Junction, and its southern end is connected to the City of Glasgow Union Railway at High Street West Junction.

Having received the Royal Assent in 1882, the line opened on 15 March 1886.

Connections to other lines

1887 The Glasgow City and District Railway was absorbed by the North British Railway.[1]

1892 Opening of Bridgeton Cross Extension, which was a short branch from High Street station, providing a useful terminus in the east of the city, rather than having trains terminate (and block platforms) at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level. The Bridgeton Cross station consisted of two terminal[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] RailScot website
  2. [2] RailScot website