Location type


Name and dates

Hawkhead (1990-)

Where: Renfrewshire, Scotland
Opened on the Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
Open on the Paisley Canal Line.


This is a single platform station. The station dates from 1990, the re-opening of the cut back Paisley Canal Line, and replaced Hawkhead [1st] which closed in 1966. The original station was to the east of Hawkhead Road.

The current station's platform is built on the site of the former eastbound track and has a car park. Opening the station on a new site west of the original was an odd decision, the former site was available at the time with space for a car park.



Chronology Dates

01/07/1885Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Opened from Port Eglinton Junction to Elderslie Junction. The line uses much of the former route of the Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal, the line runs skew across a former aqueduct bridge at Paisley Hawkhead. The canal route under the main line at Elderslie was used for a link to the Bridge of Weir Railway so that Greenock Princes Pier [1st] bound trains did not have to cross the track used by Ayr to Glasgow trains. The former Port Eglinton Basin becomes the Port Eglinton Goods depot.