Whiteinch Riverside

Location type


Names and dates

Whiteinch [CR] (1896-1953)
Whiteinch Riverside (1953-1964)

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

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.


This station had an island platform with a building typical of the line. Entry was by subway from Ferryden Street.

The station had not goods yard, this being provided by the parallel Clydeside Tramway to the south. A short branch from this passed under the station via Ferryden Street to serve a timber yard and Inchholm Works.

There was a signal box, opened with the station, on the north side of the line at its east end. The box closed in 1919 but remained standing for some time afterwards.

The railway closed to passengers in 1964. This portion was singled and remained in use for freight traffic until 1980.

Like many of the former stations on this route the platform had a doocot built on the derelict island platform.

In the late 1980s, the trackbed was converted into a walkway by Sustrans and a fair portion of the embankment lowered to provide access. The western end of the platform survived.

More recently the embankment and station remains have been obliterated and built over.


Station footpath

Nearby stations
Partick West
Whiteinch Victoria Park
Crow Road
Scotstoun East
Merkland Street [Subway]
King George V Dock Platform
Partick [Subway]
Govan [Subway]
Scotstoun Show Yard
Clydeholm Shipbuilding Yard
Merklands Lairage
Merklands Quay
British Hydraulic Foundry
Partick West Junction
Partick Saw Mills
Linthouse Shipbuilding & Engineering Works
Whiteinch East Shipbuilding Yard
Thos W Ward [Scotstoun]
Meadowside Granary
Jordanvale Yard
Shieldhall Lairage
Strathclyde Iron Foundry
Park Shipbuilding Yard
Govan Shipyard
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Whiteinch was once an island in the River Clyde, but the channel to the north of the island was infilled. Buck's Inch was just to the west. There was a series of stepping stones from Partick to Whiteinch and from Whiteinch to Govan rediscovered when the Linthouse Shipbuilding Yard slips were rebuilt in 1913.

Chronology Dates

05/10/1964Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Possil North to Partick West and Partick West to Dunglass Junction closed to passengers. Possil North, Maryhill Central closed and Partick West, Whiteinch Riverside, Scotstoun East, Scotstoun West, Clydebank Riverside, Kilbowie Road, Dalmuir Riverside, Old Kilpatrick closed.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

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