Location type


Name and dates

Renton (1850-)

Station code: RTN National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened on the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway.
Opened on the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint).


This is a single platform station, the platform being the former southbound platform. The British Railways built station building still stands, no longer in railway use.

It was a two platform station until the line was singled. The main building, a two storey building, was on the southbound platform. There was a small goods yard to the south of the station, on the east side of the line.

The signal box was replaced in 1918 and closed in 1960 when the box at Alexandria took over.

The line was singled in 1973, the northbound line being lifted.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

13/12/1960Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Transformer explosion at Renton.
19/06/1999Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Renton station booking office closed.
  /11/1999Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Renton station 'destaffed'.
27/03/2010Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
King Robert the Bruce Centre opened at Renton station.

News items

11/03/2022ScotRail Dumbarton-Balloch trains cancelled for 'urgent track repairs' [Dumbarton Reporter]
28/02/2021The rugged wilds of Corrour: Trainspotting, movie monologues and Munro bagging [Herald Scotland]
01/10/2017Passengers stuck as ScotRail skips stations [Sunday Times]
27/06/2011Man dies after crashing onto railway line [BBC News]
14/12/2010Renton receives 'best adopted station' award


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)