Clydebank

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Clydebank [Central] (1897-1907)
Clydebank Central (1907-1965)
Clydebank (1965-)

Opened on the Clydebank to Dalmuir (North British Railway).

Open on the Glasgow to Helensburgh.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This is a two platform station on an embankment.

The main station building is on the eastbound platform and it has a footbridge.

The station was built on the extension of the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway which made the existing Clydebank [1st] station into a terminus, on a short branch, renamed Clydebank East and continued the line west by a fly under junction to a new Dalmuir station.

There were no goods facilities, these were just to the east at Clydebank East.

The station became Clydebank Central in 1907, probably to avoid confusion with the competing Clydebank [L&A] just to the south and emphasise this station was more central to the town.

To the south of the station was the John Brown Shipyard.

Clydebank Central Junction was opened just to the west in 1976 which allowed closure of much of the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.


Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map