Glasgow Shields Road ETD is a railway Electric Traction Depot in Glasgow, Scotland. The depot is located on the south side of the Glasgow Central to Paisley lines, adjacent to Shields Junction, close to the site of the former Shields Road station. The depot's code is 'GW'.
Although electrification of the suburban lines radiating out from Glasgow Central station commenced in the 1960s, no depot facilities were provided for the electric trains, and the Class 303 and 311 Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) used on these services had to be hauled to Hyndland EMU Depot for maintenance. With completion of the West Coast Main Line electrification to Glasgow in the 1970s, provision of a depot south of the River Clyde became essential, and Shields Road Electric Traction Depot was duly opened in 1975. Originally, the depot's responsibilities included electric locomotives, and for a time also the ill-fated APT-P stock, but since 1990 only EMUs have been allocated. Following closure of Hyndland EMUD in 1987, Shields Road has been home to the entire EMU fleet allocated to the BR Scottish Region and its successors ScotRail and subsequently First ScotRail. The depot is currently being expanded to accommodate the forthcoming Class 380 fleet.
The current and future allocation comprises the following First ScotRail stock:-
- Class 314 EMUs (16 sets, 1987-date)
- Class 318 EMUs (21 sets, 1986-date)
- Class 320 EMUs (22 sets, 1990-date)
- Class 322 EMUs (5 sets, 2001-2011)
- Class 334 EMUs (40 sets, 2000-date)
- Class 380 EMUs (38 sets on order)
The depot was formerly home to:-
- Class 81 electric locomotives (1975-1990)
- Class 303 EMUs (1975-2002)
- Class 305 EMUs (1991-2001)
- Class 311 EMUs (1975-1993)
- Class 370 Advanced Passenger Trains (1981-1985)
- Baker, S.K. Rail Atlas Great Britain & Ireland. ISBN 0-86093-553-1.