Howwood

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Howood (1840-1840)
Howwood (1876-1955)
Howwood (2001-)

Station code: HOZ National Rail ScotRail
Where: Renfrewshire, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Ayr and Stranraer.

Description

This is a modern minimal two platform station north of Howwood itself. The station re-opened in 2001. There is a small car park between the line and the A737.

A short lived station here closed to passengers directly after opening in 1840. A siding survived the station, on the east side of an overbridge and north of the line, served from the east.

A new station opened in 1876 to the west of the overbridge. This had two platforms and a goods yard to the south, approached from the west. The signal box was at the goods yard end of the station on the south/east side of the line. It closed in 1985 during the Ayrshire resignalling in advance of electrification. The current station is on the same site as this older station. The site of the goods yard is now housing.

Tags

Station

External links

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

21/07/1840Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Howwood to Paisley opened.