Renfrew Wharf

Location type


Names and dates

Renfrew (1837-1866)
Renfrew Wharf (1866-1967)

Opened on the Paisley and Renfrew Railway.


The terminus of the line from Paisley Hamilton Street was at a quay by the River Clyde, to the west of the Renfrew Ferry.

The track was not standard gauge, but 4 ft 6 in, two inches narrower than Standard Gauge.

This was some distance from Renfrew itself, nearly two miles from Renfrew Cross. Because of this Renfrew Fulbar Street opened in 1866, much closer to the town and the terminus was given a new name, Renfrew Wharf. At the same time the line was re-gauged to Standard Gauge.

The station was rebuilt several times. At one stage it had a small trainshed. Latterly it had a single platform, on the west side of a loop, with carriage sidings behind it to the west. The quay was damaged by bombing in the Second World War.

Sidings were laid to several works and the bridge carrying Meadowside Street over the line extended as furth line opened. To the west the London Works was served and to the east a line ran to the Renfrew Ferry.

By closure the site was somewhat bleak. Industrial use since closure has removed most of the remains except the road bridges to the south.



Station terminus pier wharf

External links

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