Dumbarton East

Location type


Name and dates

Dumbarton East (1896-)

Station code: DBE National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Helensburgh.


This is an island platform station. The station features street level entry, which formerly had a booking office. The island platform building (similar to those at Dumbarton Central) no longer exists but a waiting shelter is provided.

A branch to Dumbarton East Goods ran off to the west from Dumbarton Goods Junction formerly on the west side of the station, also serving Dumbarton Shed.

The station's signal box was on the south side of Glasgow Road, on the west side of the line. This was named Dumbarton Goods Junction and opened with the line.

To the north west the line joined the former Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway at Dumbarton East Junction. To the south was the branch to Leven Shipbuilding Yard.

Resignalling, before the line was electrified, closed the box in 1960 when the new Dumbarton Central power box opened.


Dumbarton East is closer to Dumbarton Castle than Dumbarton Central is.

The Denny Tank Museum is west of the station, at the east end of the Dumbarton town centre. Dumbarton Central is marginally closer.




Dumbarton Goods Junction

External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/10/1896Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Line opened to passengers - Possil to Clydebank [CR] and Partick North Junction to Partick East Junction. Dumbarton East, Bowling [CR], Old Kilpatrick, Dalmuir [CR], Kilbowie Road, Clydebank [CR], Yoker [CR], Scotstoun [1st], Victoria Park, Whiteinch [CR], Partick West, Crow Road, Partick Central stations opened.
18/03/1984Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Dumbarton East platform level building demolished.
  /02/2005Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
CCE siding between Dumbarton Central and Dumbarton East cut back to central station.

News items

18/03/2022Trains from Glasgow delayed after 'vehicle strikes bridge' between Bowling and Dumbarton East [Glasgow Times]
17/08/2021ScotRail: Dumbarton East bridge collision causing travel delays [Clydebank Post]
29/07/2020Dead pigeons and bird droppings under Dumbarton railway bridge spark concerns [Daily Record]
01/10/2017Passengers stuck as ScotRail skips stations [Sunday Times]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)