Spiersbridge Branch (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway)

Introduction

This was a goods and passengers branch, but closed to passengers early.



Dates

27/09/1848Spiersbridge Branch (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway)
Spiersbridge and Spiersbridge branch opened to passengers.
01/05/1849Spiersbridge Branch (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway)
Spiersbridge branch closed to passengers, remaining open to goods and minerals.
  /  /1960Spiersbridge Branch (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway)
Spiersbridge branch closed.
31/01/1960Spiersbridge Branch (Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway)
Thornliebank Goods to Kennishead (excluded) closed to public traffic (private sidings remained in use).

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is a two platform station. The station has few facilities. A footbridge crosses between the platforms.
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See also
Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
A Barrhead service pulls into Kennishead on 8 September 2018. Anything but a Class 156 would seem unthinkable here, but they can't last forever. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
156499 pulls into Kennishead with a Barrhead to Glasgow service on 14 October 2017.
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David Panton 14/10/2017
Southbound DMU at Kennishead. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Excessively long and overgrown platforms at Kennishead. Looking to Barrhead. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This was the terminus of a branch from Kennishead Junction, just west of Kennishead station. The branch briefly carried a passenger service, these stopping just to the north of the terminus. The service did not last long. The terminus was also known as Spiers Coal Depot.
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