This is the principal station in Paisley (Paisley Canal is a terminus.) It is on both the line between Glasgow Central and Greenock Central, Gourock, Wemyss Bay and the line to Ardrossan, Largs, Ayr, Girvan and Stranraer.
Paisley Abbey is south of the station.
Paisley Hamilton Street
Paisley Canal [1st]
Paisley St James
| Paisley Junction|
Stoneybrae Twin Signal Box
Abercorn Shipbuilding Yard
Paisley Mineral Depot [GSW]
Vulcan Foundry [Paisley] [2nd]
Vulcan Works [Paisley]
Paisley Signalling Centre
Underwood Coal Depot
Stoneybrae Signal Box
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|21/07/1840||Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway|
Howwood to Paisley opened.
|31/03/1841||Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway|
Paisley to Greenock opened. Connections with trans-Atlantic and other steamers was by walking down East Quay Lane.
|/ /1883||Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway|
Authorisation to widen the line through Paisley Gilmour Street and rebuild the station.
|/ /1883||Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway|
Paisley renamed Paisley Gilmour Street.
|03/09/1888||Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway
Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway
Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway|
Paisley Gilmour Street^s new northern half opened on the Greenock route. The southern platforms become Ayrshire route only.
|16/04/1979||Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway|
7 are killed in a head on crash directly east of Paisley Gilmour Street at Wallneuk Junction when a DMU starts from the station passing a danger signal and runs into the path of a EMU.
|29/09/1986||Glasgow, Paisley Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway|
Electrification and re-signaling of Paisley to Ayr complete.
|/01/2011||Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway|
New overall roof for Paisley Gilmour Street begins.
An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways
Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)