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
Grid reference NS493641
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

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

Railway Stations in Paisley
Walkinshaw N & S Junctions
Paisley St James
Paisley Gilmour Street
Wallneuk Junction
Paisley Hamilton Street
Greenlaw Goods
Paisley Abercorn
Arkleston Junction
Paisley West
Paisley East
Paisley Canal
Gleniffer Goods Depot
Blackbyres West Junction



  1. ^ "1923 map of area. The station is the black square in the centre above Glasgow Road (yellow)". Retrieved 19 September 2007.
  2. ^ Canadian Railways Magazine (1955)
  3. ^ Smith (1993)
  4. ^ "Glasgow railways - a chronology website".
  5. ^ "Seedhill Road bridge showing routes to goods yard and closed line to Paisley East Norris Forrest 1960". Retrieved 7 December 2007.
  6. ^ "1951 excursion emerging from coal yard crossing Lacy Street GH Robin". Retrieved 7 December 2007.
  7. ^ "Train in coal yard 1949 GH Robin". Retrieved 7 December 2007.
  8. ^ "Closed railway lines in Britain and Ireland". Archived from the original on 5 September 2008.
  9. ^ "Lyon's coal shop entrance 2008". Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  10. ^ "Google satellite". Retrieved 30 January 2009.
  11. ^ Seller and Stevenson
  12. ^ "Photographs of only passenger train journey in 1951". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  13. ^ The Railway Magazine


  • 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.
  • The Railway Magazine November 1951 issue
  • Dedicated web page
  • RAILSCOT on Paisley and Barrhead District Railway
  • Paisley East station on navigable OS map
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