Paisley St James railway station

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Paisley Saint James National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Eaglais Sheumais Phàislig[1]
Paisley St James station TN.jpg
St James' Church can be seen in the distance under the footbridge.
Location
PlacePaisley
Local authorityRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°51′07″N 4°26′31″W / 55.8519°N 4.4419°W / 55.8519; -4.4419Coordinates: 55°51′07″N 4°26′31″W / 55.8519°N 4.4419°W / 55.8519; -4.4419
Grid referenceNS472648
Operations
Station codePYJ
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 56,950
2014/15Increase 67,184
2015/16Increase 79,432
2016/17Increase 81,578
2017/18Decrease 72,282
History
29 March 1841Opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Paisley Saint James from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Paisley St James railway station is on the Inverclyde Line, serving one of the residential districts of the town, just west of the town centre. For passengers travelling to the commercial district, Paisley Gilmour Street is the main railway station of Paisley and is located in the heart of Paisley town centre. There is an ongoing campaign to rename the station "Paisley St Mirren" due the station's proximity to St Mirren's new stadium.[2]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 29 March 1841 by the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway company.[3]

Services[edit]

There is a half-hourly service available from here Mon-Sat daytimes, westbound to Greenock Central and Gourock and eastbound to Glasgow Central. Wemyss Bay trains normally skip this station during the daytime, only calling on weekday and Saturday evenings. On Sunday, there is an hourly service each way.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bishopton   Abellio ScotRail
Inverclyde Line
  Paisley Gilmour Street
  Historical railways  
Georgetown
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
  Paisley Gilmour Street
Ferguslie
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
  Terminus
Railway Stations in Paisley
Walkinshaw N & S Junctions
Ferguslie
Paisley St James
Paisley Gilmour Street
Wallneuk Junction
Paisley Hamilton Street
Greenlaw Goods
Paisley Abercorn
Potterhill
Arkleston Junction
(PCL)
Paisley West
Paisley East
(PCL)
Paisley Canal
Hawkhead
(PCL)
Stanely
Glenfield
Dykebar
Gleniffer Goods Depot
Blackbyres West Junction

Relocation[edit]

On 13 October 2016, Glasgow Airport Rail Link plans were revived with a PRT option proposed. If this plan goes ahead, then Paisley St James would be relocated to a site next to Junction 29 of the M8. A PRT to the airport is also proposed from this station.[5][6]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

External links[edit]

Media related to Paisley St James railway station at Wikimedia Commons