Bridgeton railway station

Bridgeton railway station serves the Bridgeton district of Glasgow, Scotland and is a station on the Argyle Line,

1+34 miles (2.8 km) south east of Glasgow Central. The station is operated by Abellio ScotRail who also provide all train services.

Railway station in Glasgow, Scotland
For the closed Glasgow City and District Railway station called Bridgeton, see Bridgeton Central railway station.

This article includes a list of general references, but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. (April 2015)

Scottish Gaelic: Baile na Drochaid[1]

Bridgeton station, looking south east towards Dalmarnock
Location Bridgeton, Glasgow

55.8484°N 4.2250°W / 55.8484; -4.2250

Grid reference NS607639
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Transit authority SPT
Platforms 2
Other information
Station code BDG
Key dates
1 November 1895 Opened
5 October 1964 Closed
5 November 1979 Re-opened
2016/17 0.610 million
2017/18 0.702 million
2018/19 0.716 million
2019/20 0.814 million
2020/21 0.273 million
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

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Called Bridgeton Cross Station,[2] it opened on 1 November 1895 when the line between Glasgow Green and Rutherglen was opened by the Glasgow Central Railway. The station became a junction with the opening of the line to Carmyle and Kirkhill on 1 February 1897. Westbound services ran to Stobcross, from where they could proceed to Possil via Maryhill Central, Partickhill and points north via the connection to the Stobcross Railway or on to the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway to Dumbarton and Balloch Central via Partick Central & Dalmuir Riverside.

In 1956 the line was re-signalled with colour light signals controlled from the re-equipped signal boxes at Bridgeton Cross Junction and Stobcross Junction. However, the station was closed along with both lines on 5 October 1964 as a result of the Beeching Axe. The tracks were subsequently lifted, but the station and tunnels were left intact.

As part of the Argyle Line project, the Rutherglen line platforms reopened as Bridgeton Station[3] on 5 November 1979, as offering regular commuter services into Central Station (low level) and on towards the western suburbs.

In preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the station underwent substantial renovations in 2010.[4]

  • On 2 February 1929, a passenger train was diverted into the bay platform due to a signalman’s error. Several people were injured when the train crashed through the buffers.[5]

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