Kilsyth (Old)

Location type


Names and dates

Kilsyth [1st] (1878-1888)
Kilsyth (Old) (1888-1951)

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

Opened on the Kelvin Valley Railway.


The first station in Kilsyth was a single platform terminus to the west of the town. There was a loop, with the platform on the north side, and a goods yard to the north, all approached from the west where Kilsyth Shed was located.

When the line was extended east by the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway this started from west of the terminus leaving it on a short branch. The new line ascended onto an embankment to pass through this part of the town, this embankment being to the south of the station. Kilsyth (New), a through station, was to the east.

The original station was retained and trains from Glasgow Queen Street High Level continued to call. It survived the second station.

There was a connection to Bairds of Gartshore's Railway to the south of the embankment and terminus.

The site is now a swimming baths having been vacant and used as a park until the late 1980s.


Station terminus

External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1882Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway
Line authorised. Running powers to Kilsyth (Old).
02/04/1951Kelvin Valley Railway
Kilsyth (Old) (Kelvin Valley East Junction) to Maryhill (Maryhill East Junction) closed to passengers. Maryhill Park Junction [1st] to Knightswood South Junction closed to regular passenger trains.
04/08/1951Kelvin Valley Railway
Closed to passengers from Kelvin Valley West Junction to Kilsyth (Old).
15/05/1958Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway
Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Blane Valley Railway
Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Stevenson Locomotive Society Railtour travels from Glasgow to Aberfoyle. (Also visiting Kilsyth (Old)). [189]
04/05/1964Kelvin Valley Railway
Kilsyth (Old) to Twechar (excluded) closed to freight.


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland