Exhibition Centre railway station

Exhibition Centre railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Exhibition Centre
code = EXG

manager = First ScotRail
locale = Glasgow
borough = Glasgow
latitude =
longitude =
pte = SPT
usage0203 = 0.372
usage0405 = 0.499
usage0506 = 0.633
usage0607 = 0.763
platforms = 2
original = Glasgow Central Railway
pregroup = Caledonian Railway
years = 26 November 1894
events = Opened as Stobcross (GCR to Maryhill)
years1 = 5 May 1896
events1 = L&AR to Clydebank opened
years2 = 10 August 1896
events2 = GCR services commenced through to Glasgow Central
years3 = 3 August 1959
events3 = Station closed to passengers
years4 = 10 August 1964
events4 = Line closed to all traffic
years5 = 5 November 1979
events5 = Re-opened as Finnieston
years6 = 1986
events6 = Renamed as Exhibition Centre
years7 = 3 September 2007
events7 = An empty train derails whilst using the turnback siding|

Exhibition Centre station - previously called Finnieston [1979-1986] and earlier Stobcross [1894-1959] (due to its location in Stobcross Street) - is in Glasgow on the Argyle Line. It serves the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, which is accessible by adjoining footbridge from an island platform. The station suffers badly from congestion at concerts as most of Greater Glasgow can be reached from the station. There is a siding adjacent to Platform 2, that can be used as a turnback siding for trains terminating at Anderston or Glasgow Central Low Level.


In the days when the station was named Stobcross, the formation in front of Platform 1 was originally double track, with a platform where the overhead electrification masts are currently located. Just inside the tunnel from Partick, there was a junction.

The route, now disused, to the north went to the Glasgow Central Railway's Maryhill Central.

The route to the west is partially used by the Argyle Line link to the Clyde North Line (a new single track tunnel being constructed to connect up at Finnieston West Junction). Previously the line went to Partick Central railway station [Hidden Glasgow: Partick Central] (which at one time had been renamed Kelvin Hall) and onwards along the River Clyde to Dumbarton.


Heavy rain in December 1994 resulted in the River Kelvin bursting its banks at Kelvinbridge and the resultant torrent through the disused Glasgow Central Railway tunnel flooded the Argyle Line trapping Class 314 Units at Glasgow Central Low Level. [Hidden Glasgow: 1994 Floods]

At around 08:30 on the Monday 3 September 2007, a set of empty coaches derailed after leaving the sidings at Exhibition Centre to start the 08:38 service from Anderston to Lanark, this derailment resulted in two members of staff being injured and the line between Exhibition Centre and Rutherglen being closed for two days.


rail line
next = Partick
previous = Anderston
route = First ScotRail

Argyle Line
col = FF80C0
rail line one to two
previous = Anderston
Line and Station open
next1 = Kelvinbridge
Line and Station closed
route1 = Glasgow Central Railway

Caledonian Railway
next2 = Partick Central
Line partially open; Station closed
route2 = Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway

Caledonian Railway
col = Caledonian colour
rail line
previous = Connection to GCR
next = Partickhill
Line open; Station closed
route = Stobcross Railway

North British Railway
col = NBR colour






Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Exhibition Centre Hotel Beijing (Beijing) — Exhibition Centre Hotel Beijing country: China, city: Beijing (Beijing Exhibition Centre) Exhibition Centre Hotel Beijing Location The Exhibition Centre Hotel is conveniently located, close to the famous International Exhibition Centre and the… …   International hotels

  • Birmingham New Street railway station — Birmingham New Street redirects here. For the actual street, see New Street, Birmingham. Birmingham New Street …   Wikipedia

  • Manchester Central railway station — Manchester Central Location Place Manchester Area City of Manchester …   Wikipedia

  • St Enoch railway station — Glasgow St Enoch St Enoch railway station hotel in 1879. Photograph by James Valentine Location Place …   Wikipedia

  • New Romney railway station — This article is about the extant light railway station at New Romney. For the former standard gauge station at this location, see New Romney and Littlestone on Sea railway station. New Romney No 14 Captain Howey at New Romney …   Wikipedia

  • Didcot Parkway railway station — Didcot Parkway Didcot Parkway frontage Location …   Wikipedia

  • Melbourne Central railway station — Melbourne Central Station information Code MCE …   Wikipedia

  • Maryhill Central railway station — Maryhill Central This is all that is visible of the southern portal of the former Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway line heading north from Maryhill Central station. Hidden behind the Gala Bingo club, the tunnel entrance has been backfilled… …   Wikipedia

  • Birmingham International railway station — Infobox UK station name = Birmingham International caption = View from the north pte = West Midlands zone = 5 code = BHI manager = Virgin Trains locale = Birmingham Airport latitude = 52.451 longitude = 1.725 borough = Solihull years = 1975… …   Wikipedia

  • Curzon Street railway station — Curzon Street Operations Original company London and Birmingham Railway P …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”