Cumberland Street Train Station serviced the Gorbals area of Glasgow until 1966 when it was closed. It was originally called Eglinton St however had its named change to avoid confusion with another near by station.
Many passers-by won’t even take a second glance at the former station as they commute to the city centre from the south side, as I used to do the same until I found out about it.
The day we visited we had a few unsuccessful explores and happened to drive past and see that someone had pulled the boarding off a side entrance to the station. Not ones to let an opportunity pass us by we parked up, grabbed our gear and ventured inside the station.
The station itself does not take up a huge amount of space however you have to walk through a number of the vaults under the old line before you reach the original public area.
After entering the main concourse you are taken to an old walkway which has stairwells reaching for the former platforms above. The tiling is still fully intact at this point even though it looks like the locals have used it as a drinking den from time to time.
Above this passage runs the current live line although rarely used. In reaching it you can walk the length of another forgotten track bed which, at the time, was very overgrown. This is all that remains of the platform from the other line.
The stairwells leading to the platforms have collapsed in several places however should you negotiate them metal fencing also hinders your passage.