Paisley Canal railway station

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Paisley Canal National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Canàl Phàislig[1]
Paisley Canal railway station - Feb 2013.JPG
Paisley Canal station in February 2013
Location
PlacePaisley
Local authorityRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°50′25″N 4°25′22″W / 55.8402°N 4.4227°W / 55.8402; -4.4227Coordinates: 55°50′25″N 4°25′22″W / 55.8402°N 4.4227°W / 55.8402; -4.4227
Grid referenceNS483634
Operations
Station codePCN
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.341 million
2014/15Increase 0.363 million
2015/16Increase 0.368 million
2016/17Increase 0.398 million
2017/18Decrease 0.389 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyGlasgow and South Western Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
1 July 1885[2]Opened
10 January 1983[2]Closed
28 July 1990[2]Re-opened east of original site
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 Canal from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Paisley Canal railway station is a railway station in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and lies on the Paisley Canal Line.

History[edit]

The original station was opened on 1 July 1885 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway,[2] situated on a loop line to Elderslie Junction due to congestion on the line through Paisley Gilmour Street. Following closure of the Dalry and North Johnstone Line and the Greenock Princess Pier Line in 1966, local services through Paisley Canal continued through to Kilmacolm, with the occasional boat train to Ardrossan Harbour. In the latter years the Kilmacolm service finished at 7pm. At some point the station buildings were taken out of use and an over-line booking office was built at the Causeyside Street end of the platforms.

The station closed to passengers on 10 January 1983,[2] however seven years later a new train service was commenced on 28 July 1990.[2] As the original station site had been sold and the platforms filled in, a new platform to the east of the Causeyside Street overbridge was constructed within the railway cutting.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service eastbound to Glasgow Central.

On Sundays, an hourly service operates.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   Abellio ScotRail
Paisley Canal Line
  Hawkhead
  Historical railways  
Paisley West
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Paisley Canal Line
  Hawkhead
Paisley West
until 14 February 1966
  British Rail
Paisley Canal Line
  Hawkhead
until 14 February 1966
Bridge of Weir
February 1966 - January 1983
  British Rail
Paisley Canal Line
  Crookston
February 1966 - January 1983
Johnstone
February 1966 - January 1983
  British Rail
Ayrshire Coast Line
 

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Butt (1995), page 180

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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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