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End of the line (Print 2156514)

End of the line (Print 2156514)

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This picture will leave many Glaswegians scratching their heads.

Buchanan Street, in Cowcaddens, was the least known of the city's four main railway stations, the other three being Central, Queen Street and St Enoch. It lay to the north-west of Queen Street Station and served the north of Scotland.

Constructed in 1849 by the Caledonian Railway Company as its main terminus for the city. This, the original station buildings consisted of supposedly temporary wooden structures, lasted until the 1930s. A goods station at the site opened in 1850. Services ran primarily northbound, to Aberdeen, Perth, Stirling and other destinations.

Although earmarked for demolition in the 1945 Bruce Report, the station survived until 1966, when its services were diverted to Queen Street. The station was demolished the following year. Today, Buchanan House (named 'ScotRail House' between January 1985 and April 1994) and Glasgow Caledonian University occupy the site of the station.

The 430 yard Buchanan Street tunnel that ran from just outwith the station to Sighthill still exists, but public access is prohibited.

The only reminder of the old terminus is the nearby Station Bar.


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