The Glasgow Central Railway - Glasgow London Road

To the East of the city centre, the Glasgow Central Railway opened its extension from Bridgeton Cross to Carmyle in 1987. The National Library of Scotland maps of 1895 show all the area as being fields from about Parkhead outwards. Nevertheless this line was built in tunnel underneath the London Road from Bridgeton to Parkhead.


The present day electrified line curves away south, behing walls in the background of the first picture. The London Road line platform is isolated but still intact, underneath the pavement of the road above. Here the line enters the cut and cover tunnel to Parkhead.

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Parkhead South

Parkhead South on this line, opened by the Caledonian in 1897, is not to be confused with the earlier Parkhead (renamed Parkhead Stadium in 1952) on the Glasgow Union line, a few hundred yards to the north.

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Relevant Links

[ 1895 construction photo ] Construction of London Road tunnel, 1985

RailScot on the Glasgow Central Railway.

A comprehensive chronology of Glasgow's Railways.

Scottish Metal (formerly the Downward Spiral) on London Road. on Glasgow London Road.

Siolgen's superb pictures in London Road Tunnel- he keeps renumbering them so you might have to scan forwards or back a bit but worth the effort. on Botanic Gardens tunnels

You could also see what Google has to say ...

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