Houston railway station (Scotland)

Houston railway station was a railway station serving the villages of Brookfield and Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, originally as part of the Bridge of Weir Railway and later part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway.

Houston
Houston railway station.jpg
LocationHouston and Killellan, Renfrewshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°50′54″N 4°31′25″W / 55.8484°N 4.5235°W / 55.8484; -4.5235Coordinates: 55°50′54″N 4°31′25″W / 55.8484°N 4.5235°W / 55.8484; -4.5235
Grid referenceNS421645
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyBridge of Weir Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Key dates
3 April 1871Opened as Windyhill[1]
May 1871Renamed Crosslee
1 January 1874Renamed Houston[2]
1 January 1875Renamed Houston (Crosslee)
June 1926Renamed Houston and Crosslee
7 May 1973Renamed Houston
10 January 1983Closed

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 3 April 1871 and was known as Windyhill.[1] It was soon renamed Crosslee in May of the same year,[1] and then renamed Houston on 1 January 1874.[2] It was renamed Houston (Crosslee) exactly one year later on 1 January 1875,[2] and then later renamed Houston and Crosslee.[2]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bridge of Weir
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Bridge of Weir Railway
  Elderslie
Line and station closed
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Bridge of Weir Railway
  Johnstone
Line closed; station open

ClosureEdit

It was finally renamed back to Houston on 7 May 1973,[2] however the station closed on 10 January 1983.[2]

The station building and a single platform remain on site, however the building is now in a serious state of disrepair following a significant fire in what had been a private residence.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Butt, p. 252
  2. ^ a b c d e f Butt, p. 124

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.