Paisley Abercorn railway station

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Paisley Abercorn
Location
Place Paisley
Area Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°51′00″N 4°25′00″W / 55.8500°N 4.4167°W / 55.8500; -4.4167Coordinates: 55°51′00″N 4°25′00″W / 55.8500°N 4.4167°W / 55.8500; -4.4167
Operations
Original company Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow & South Western
Platforms 2
History
1 May 1866 Opened as Paisley G&SW
2 January 1880 Renamed Paisley Abercorn
5 June 1967 Closed
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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.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 May 1866, it replaced the earlier terminal station at Paisley Hamilton Street.[1]

The station closed permanently to regular passenger services on 5 June 1967, when passenger services were withdrawn from the branch line, as part of the Beeching Axe.[1] Freight traffic ceased in 1981 and the track was lifted in 1986.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
Sandyford
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Paisley and Renfrew Railway
  Terminus
Arkleston Junction

See also[edit]

Railway Stations in Paisley
Up arrow
Glasgow, Paisley &
Greenock Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmar-
nock and Ayr Railway
Left arrow
Walkinshaw N & S Junctions
(P&BDR) Ferguslie
Paisley St James (GP&GR)
Paisley Gilmour Street
Wallneuk Junction
Up arrow Paisley and Renfrew Railway
Paisley Hamilton Street (P&RR)
(P&RR) Greenlaw Goods
Paisley Abercorn (P&RR)
(BB G&SWR) Potterhill
Arkleston Junction
(PCL) Paisley West
Paisley East (P&BDR)
(PCL) Paisley Canal
Down arrow Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Hawkhead (PCL)
(P&BDR) Stanely
Right arrow Paisley Canal Line
(P&BDR) Glenfield
Dykebar (P&BDR)
Gleniffer Goods Depot
Blackbyres West Junction (P&BDR)
Paisley & Barrhead
District Railway
Down arrow
Right arrow Barrhead Branch (G&SWR)

Railways:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995). Page 180.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.