Location type


Name and dates

Singer (1907-)

Station code: SIN National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened on the Singer Deviation (North British Railway).


This is a two platform station with shelters on the platforms. It replaced Kilbowie [1st] on the original, now closed, alignment to the south. It originally had station buildings with full length canopies on the platforms and a booking office on Kilbowie Road at its east end. The new station directly adjoined the factory on its north side, it was built to serve it and the local area.

To enable expansion of the Singer Works the route of the former Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway was closed to public traffic, becoming works sidings, and the Singer Deviation (North British Railway) opened around the north of the factory along with the new Singer station.

The works was immediately to the south of the station and was served both by the station and Kilbowie [1st], on the original alignment, which became a private multi platform terminus.


Station deviation

External links

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

Nearby stations
Kilbowie [1st]
Singer Workers Platforms
Clydebank East
Dalmuir [1st]
Clydebank Riverside
Dalmuir Riverside
Yoker Ferry
Renfrew Wharf
Renfrew Fulbar Street
Kilbowie Iron Works
Singer Works
Singer Works Locomotive Shed
Clydebank Goods Junction
Kilbowie Swing Bridge
Clydebank Central Junction
Lidgerwood Siding
Dalmuir No 23 Tunnels
North British Chemical Works [Dalmuir]
Whitecrook Works
Clydebank Goods
Post Office Submarine Cable Depot Dalmuir
Royal Naval Stores Depot Dalmuir
Whitecrook Engine Works
Singer Signal Box
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Works name given to area

The name Singer is now so firmly associated with the station and surroundings that it is easy to forget this was the name of a factory, not the area itself. Perhaps the station name should have reverted to Kilbowie on closure of the works.

Chronology Dates

03/11/1907Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Singer station on new loop line skirting round the north of the Singer Works opened. The old course of the line becomes a goods line to the west of Kilbowie Road and the old station becomes a terminus for worker's trains, Singer Workers Platforms, and is expanded to 6 platforms.
01/09/1913Glasgow and Milngavie Junction RailwayGlasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Westerton station opened at the junction of the Milngavie line with the Singer line. Westerton Garden Suburb was being established in what was previously farmland to the north of the line.
  /  /1983Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway Stobcross Railway
Maryhill Park signal box burns down, line from Maryhill Park Junction [1st] to Knightswood South Junction (Anniesland) out of use. Trains from Rothesay Dock to BSC Ravenscraig Steelworks (imported coal) and stock movements unable to run. Fort William sleeper diverted to run through Singer.
  /07/1989Yoker Re-signaling Scheme
Re-signaling complete. Boxes at Helensburgh Central, Craigendoran, Dumbarton Central, Dalmuir Park, Singer, Milngavie, Westerton, Hyndland, Clydebank Dock, High Street East Junction, Bellgrove, Parkhead, Shettleston, Heatheryknowe Junction, Sunnyside Junction, Airdrie replaced by the new Yoker Signalling Centre.

News items

09/06/2022Clydebank railway stations to form part of access review [Clydebank Post]
18/03/2021Kilbowie Road: Man arrested after suspicious package found near Singer station [Evening Times]
30/05/2017Manchester Victoria station re-opens a week after terror attack [Metro]
06/05/2003Singer platform shelter under construction