Neilston [1st]

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Crofthead (1855-1868)
Neilston [1st] (1868-1870)

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

Opened on the Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.
Opened on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway.

Description

This was a terminus. When initially opened the line from Barrhead was single track. The site of the station has been mostly obliterated by extension of the railway south in 1870 and in a re-alignment of the A736, although a large retaining wall remains next to the former alignment of the road. It was replaced by Neilston Low just to the south east.

Tags

Station terminus
03/05/2020


Dates

  /12/1852Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Closed to passengers. Blackhall, Headlesscross, Crofthead and Longridge [2nd] closed.
  /  /1853Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Crofthead extension from Barrhead approved.
08/10/1855Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Crofthead extension opened.
  /  /1865Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Authorisation of a Caledonian Railway extension from Crofthead to Kilmarnock and the Beith [Town] branch.
  /  /1866 Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway
Authorisation of a deviation to the north at Crofthead.

Books


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways