Singer Workers Platforms

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Kilbowie [1st] (1879-1907)
Singer Workers Platforms (1907-1960)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was a two platform station originally.

With the opening of the Singer Works in 1884 further platforms were added on the south side of the station, accessed from the east. To the west sidings lines served the works.

With expansion of the works around 1907 the through line closed, becoming a works line, and a deviation was opened to the north with Singer station.

Worker's trains came from numerous locations to serve the site. After closure of Bridgeton Central the destination board still bore a sign 'Singer Worker's Train'.

The line here is closed although Kilbowie Road still crosses over the trackbed, now a walkway. The station site is now the Clydebank Shopping Centre.


Tags

Station private workers platforms

External links

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