Paisley Canal [1st]

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Paisley Canal [1st] (1885-1983)

Opened on the Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

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


This was a fine two platform station. Unfortunately when the Elderslie to Paisley Canal line was lifted and cut back to the new Paisley Canal station this station was not re-opened. The fine up platform building is in use as a restaurant.
Paisley Canal Station

This was a generously laid out station with a large station building, ticket office facing Causeside Street and substantial goods yard. The goods yard occupied the site of a former basin and sawmill on the former Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal.

Final use of the coal yard at the station was around 1985 and the yard survived, with the very large goods shed, for a few years before being cleared for housing. Track was lifted in 1986.


Station footpath