Singer railway station
|Local authority||West Dunbartonshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|PTE||Strathclyde Partnership for Transport|
|Original company||Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|3 November 1907||Opened|
|c.1942||Singer Workers' Platforms opened|
|8 May 1967||Singer Workers' Platforms closed|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Singer from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Singer railway station is a two-platformed manned station serving Clydebank town centre, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is located on the Argyle Line, 7 1⁄2 miles (12.1 km) west of Glasgow Central and the North Clyde Line, 8½ miles (13 km) west of Glasgow Queen Street.
Singer station took its name from the huge Singer sewing machine factory that it was built to serve. The station is located on a section of track that was realigned to make space for the factory. In addition to this station (still in use today), the original station - titled Singer Works, previously called Kilbowie Road (Old), once boasted six bay platforms for the many workers' trains that ran there. Regular works trains ended in 1963 and the bay platforms, and indeed the factory, have long since gone.
Singer is served by trains on the half-hourly, all day Monday to Saturdays, on both the Argyle and North Clyde lines. This means Monday to Saturday there is a train every 15 minutes to central Glasgow (alternately to Queen Street L.L and Central L.L). Destinations served include Airdrie, Dalmuir, Cumbernauld (evenings only), Balloch and Whifflet.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
|Drumchapel||North British Railway
Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
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