Paisley St James railway station

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Paisley Saint James National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Eaglais Sheumais Phàislig
Paisley St James station TN.jpg
St James' Church can be seen in the distance under the footbridge.
Location
Place Paisley
Local authority Renfrewshire
Coordinates 55°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 reference NS472648
Operations
Station code PYJ
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 50,428
2012/13 Increase 54,208
2013/14 Increase 56,950
2014/15 Increase 67,184
2015/16 Increase 79,432
History
29 March 1841 Opened
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* 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.
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Paisley St James railway station is on the Inverclyde Line, serving a residential district of Paisley, Scotland, 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.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 29 March 1841 by the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway company.[1]

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.[2]


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

Relocation[edit]

In October 2016 the Glasgow Airport Rail Link plans were revived with a PRT option proposed. If this plan goes ahead then Paisley St James would relocate to a site next to Junction 29 of the M8. The plans were announced on 13 October 2016. A PRT to the airport it also proposed from this station.[3][4]

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:

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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. p. 180. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Table 219 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]

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