Yoker Ferry

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Yoker [CR] (1896-1953)
Yoker Ferry (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.

Description

This was an island platform station with a building typical of the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. The line was on a raised embankment.

The signal box was at the west end on the south side of the line and opened with the station.

To the east, on the south side of the line, were sidings for Yoker Power Station which were expanded over the years.

The west end of the station crossed Green Road on a bridge. The east end of the station was built on a bridge over the Rothesay Dock Branch (North British Railway and Caledonian Railway) with Green Road Signal Box to the west where the lines fanned out into the yard serving the dock and Clydebank Dock West Junction to the east where the line from Scotstoun West Junction (the Caledonian Railway connection) met the line from Clydebank Dock East Junction (the North British Railway connection.

The station was later known as Yoker Ferry for Renfrew.

The station closed to passengers in 1964. The box closed in 1966. The railway closed in 1978 when a new connection was laid in to the western portion from Clydebank Central Junction.

The station remains, derelict and without its building. The island platform is mostly intact and stands on the bridge over the closed Rothesay Dock line. The bridge carrying the western part of the station over Greenlaw Road has been removed.

Tags

Station island platform footpath

Aliases

Yoker for Renfrew

External links

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




Dates

11/10/1976Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Kilbowie to Yoker Ferry closed to freight.

Books


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)