Paisley East railway station

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Paisley East
Paisley East station in the early 1920s
Place Paisley
Area Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°50′49″N 4°24′30″W / 55.847015°N 4.408441°W / 55.847015; -4.408441Coordinates: 55°50′49″N 4°24′30″W / 55.847015°N 4.408441°W / 55.847015; -4.408441
Original company Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
1897 Built but never opened for passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Paisley East was an unopened railway station in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.


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,[1] 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 [2] then demolished in 1928.[3][4] However, the branch continued into Paisley East goods at Cecil Street crossing Lacy Street at street level.[5][6][7] The branch from Blackbyres junction to Paisley East goods closed on 31 December 1960.[8]

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.[9] The shop is now a hairdresser's salon. The station was directly opposite at the other side of Glasgow Road.[10]

A rail tour operated by the Stephenson Locomotive Society on 1 September 1951.[11][12] started at Paisley East Goods at Cecil Street and made its way to Barrhead South.[13]

ex-Caledonian Railway 0-6-0 No. 57266 at Paisley East Mineral Depot

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
  Paisley Gilmour Street
Line never completed;
Station open

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)





  • Smith, W.A.C. and Anderson, P. An illustrated history of Glasgow's railways Irwell Press 1993
  • Thomas, John (Introduction) (n.d.) [post-1977 and pre-1982]. Smith, W. A. C. (compiler), ed. Rails Around Glasgow. Paisley: Scottish Steam Railtours Group. ISBN 0-9506-9090-2.