NS6161 : Old platform at Rutherglen station

taken 8 years ago, near to Rutherglen, Glasgow, Great Britain

Old platform at Rutherglen station
Old platform at Rutherglen station
The east end of the disused island platform on the West Coast Main Line.
Rutherglen railway station :: NS6162

The station is on the Argyle Line, between Dalmarnock to the north west and Cambuslang to the south east. The single island platform is connected to the town centre by means of a long, covered footbridge which also spans the West Coast Main line, but there are no active platforms on that line.

The original Rutherglen station opened in 1849 on the adjacent Caledonian Railway line to Glasgow, but this station was replaced in 1879 by a new station located 765m to the east.

The Glasgow Central Railway line opened in 1895. Services on this line ceased under the Beeching Axe in 1964, but the line was reopened as the Argyle Line in 1979.

There was an island platform on the West Coast Main Line from 1974 until the Argyle Line reopened in 1979.

There are sidings to the north of the station, running to the River Clyde. A spur to the west of the station provides a west facing link to the West Coast Main Line.

The triangle of land between the station and the West Coast Main Line was part of one of the earlier stations, but has now been planted with young trees.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 April, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6142 6187 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:49.8065N 4:12.8396W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6139 6188
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