Paisley Abercorn railway station
|Original company||Paisley and Renfrew Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Glasgow & South Western|
|1 May 1866||Opened as Paisley G&SW|
|2 January 1880||Renamed Paisley Abercorn|
|5 June 1967||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Paisley Abercorn railway station was a railway station in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station was built by the Glasgow and South Western railway when the former Scotch gauge Paisley and Renfrew Railway was converted to Standard Gauge and was joined to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway at Arkleston Junction.
The station closed permanently to regular passenger services on 5 June 1967, when passenger services were withdrawn from the branch line, as part of the Beeching Axe. Freight traffic ceased in 1981 and the track was lifted in 1986.
Both platforms remain, (albeit covered in vegetation) but all buildings have been removed.
The site of the former Paisley Abercorn railway station goods yard was used to build a DIY superstore operated by Tesco in the late 1970s - unlike most Tesco stores, for most of its life it was forbidden to sell food. In the 1980s the store was sold to become a DIY superstore - "Great Mills"; Great Mills has changed ownership and has since been renamed.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|Glasgow and South Western Railway
Paisley and Renfrew Railway
- Butt (1995). Page 180.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
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