Glasgow Central Station back in time: Over 140 years of history in 18 pictures

Glasgow Central Station has been at the heart of the city since it was first opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1879

Millions of people pass through Glasgow Central each year with the station being an imperative part of the city's history.

There were originally eight platforms in the station which were linked by a railway bridge over Argyle Street to Bridge Street station. It wouldn't be until the turn of the twentieth century that further development took place at Glasgow Central to solve congestion issues. It has been a place where people have said farewell to their loved ones and where new romances have begun under the famous station clock.

Here's a look at how the station has changed over the years and the parts which are still recognisable.

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