Paisley East railway station
Paisley East station in the early 1920s
|Original company||Paisley and Barrhead District Railway|
|1897||Built but never opened for passengers|
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|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The station was originally part of the Paisley and Barrhead District Railway. The line was opened in 1897 and used for freight until the 1960s but none of the stations opened for passenger travel.
As can be seen on the linked map, it was situated on the north side of Glasgow Road on the site of what became the Kelburn cinema, now the Kelburn Retirement Flats near the Sherwood Church. From the station to Seedhill Road, the line ran down Lacy Street along a very high wall. The station was first turned into a garage  then demolished in 1928. However, the branch continued into Paisley East goods at Cecil Street crossing Lacy Street at street level. The branch from Blackbyres junction to Paisley East goods closed on 31 December 1960.
The location of the station and the goods yard can be fixed today (as of 2009) because John Lyon's coal shop was still there (at 52 Glasgow Road) with a lion sculpture above the entrance. The shop is now a hairdresser's salon. The station was directly opposite at the other side of Glasgow Road.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
|Paisley Gilmour Street
Line never completed;
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