Renfrew Fulbar Street

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Renfrew Fulbar Street (1866-1967)

Opened on the Paisley and Renfrew Railway.

Description

This two platform station was opened on the western edge of Renfrew when the railway was re-gauged, doubled and connected to the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway. The station was closer to the town than the terminus Renfrew Wharf which was on the south bank of the River Clyde to the north.

It is likely that in the earlier incarnation of the railway with a different gauge, from 1837 to 1866, a pause was allowed here at the end of Fulbar Street for passengers.

The main station building was on the southbound platform (the town side). The goods yard, on the east side and south of the station, and approached from the south, was expanded as the town grew. It was served from a double track loop on the east side of the line, the yard coming off the north end of the loop. The south end (quite some way south of the station) was controlled by Fulbar Street no 1 box, on the east side of the line and the north by no 2 box which was between the line and the yard, just south of the station. No 1 box closed in 1896 and reopened in 1897.

The Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway (joint Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway) opened in 1902 (passengers 1903) and crossed over the line to the north.

No 1 box closed in 1909 and the south end of the loop was taken out, the loop was now used as a reversing spur from the north. No 2 box became just 'Fulbar Street'.

Despite the proximity of the two lines at Fulbar Street no 1 box they were not joined until 1916, during the Great War, and the connection made further south.

Fulbar Street No 2 box closed in 1935.

The station closed to passengers in 1967. The line here closed
in 1975.

The station building is now a house. The goods yard is now housing. The trackbed is not intact, but a bridge carrying Inchinnan Road over the former line survives to the south.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
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NLS Map
07/02/2020