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Queen Street Station

Passengers leaving the platform at Queen Street Station following the arrival of a morning train on the Maryhill line, 1996. The platform is sheltered by the distinctive iron and glass arched roof erected in 1880.

Queen Street is Glasgow's oldest surviving railway station and is the main terminus for all north- and east-bound trains. The station was upgraded in the late 20th century, with renewal of platforms, track and signalling and the construction of a new station concourse as well as a covered walkway leading directly to the nearby Buchanan Street Underground station.

The 20th century trend of rail closures was reversed in 1993 when Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority restored services to the line between Maryhill and Queen Street High Level, re-opening stations at Maryhill, Lambhill, Summerston, Possilpark and Ashfield.

Reference: Illustrations vol.35B, p.23

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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