Before the railway came, in the 1800s, the three named streets south of George Square each extended North of George Street, namely North Queen St, North Hanover St, and North Frederick St. I expect that means that the George Square name was probably superimposed onto the 3 existing streets.Hi does anyone know why Glasgow Queen Street was renamed as such? I cannot find any reference to a Queen Street on the National Library of Scotland's excellent website
But I haven’t found a date it changed. But clearly it is as close to (North) Queen St as Dundas St. Maybe a later company such as the NBR preferred the new name?The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Co obtained an Act of Parliament in 1838 and opened, in 1842 , a line between Glasgow Dundas Street Station (later re-named Queen Street) to Edinburgh Haymarket station, giving a swift direct passage between the two cities for the first time.