The History

Glasgow Central Station was opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 on the north bank of the River Clyde. There were eight platforms linked by a railway bridge over Argyle Street to Bridge Street station on the south bank of the river. At its earliest the station was congested and in 1890 a temporary solution, that of expanding the bridge over Argyle Street and constructing a n additional station platform, was completed.  However it took until 1901 before further development work on the station took place to solve the congestion problem. A solution that works well to this day.

Glasgow Central Station is the larger of the two present main-line railway terminals in Scotland’s largest city and is currently  one of 17 UK stations managed by Network Rail. With over 38.9 million passenger entries and exits between April 2011 and March 2012, Glasgow Central is the busiest in Scotland and the second busiest outside London. Glasgow Central Station is registered as a Category A listed building under the Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (Scotland) Act 1997.

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Merry Christmas from all at Glasgow Central Station Tours. The tours will resume on the 4th January 2017. We have some major projects running at the moment all of which are aimed at adding to and improving the Glasgow Central tour experience next year. Updates to all improvements, additions and upgrades will be posted on our website and social media pages....

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Tour Posters by Bellahouston Academy

Displayed below are the posters created in French, German and Spanish by Bellahouston Academy pupils after their visit to Glasgow Central Station. ...

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