Location type


Name and dates

Kilpatrick (1858-)

Station code: KPT National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Helensburgh.


This is a two platform station. An original single storey station building remains on the westbound platform (another example survives at Cardross). The building is extended at the east end. The station is above the village, to the north.

There was a NBR style timber building on the eastbound platform.

The station had a small goods yard to the west and on the south side of the line. This was reached by reversing from the westbound line. The signal box was on the north side of line opposite the goods yard. East of the station is Lusset Glen Viaduct.

The huge RN Oil Fuel Depot Dalnottar was laid out on either side of the line to the east of the station, construction beginning in 1918 and with a pipeline over to Grangemouth on the River Forth.

The original box closed in 1941 and a temporary box used until its replacement opened in 1942.

The box closed in 1959, in the run up to electrification.

To the east the Erskine Bridge crosses over the line.

Old Kilpatrick was also served by Old Kilpatrick, a station to the south, located in the lower village nearer the River Clyde.



External links

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


28/05/1858Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Opened as single track from Cowlairs Junction to Bowling and Dalreoch Junction to Helensburgh. Due to a disagreement over station access charges between the company and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway the first trains ran to Buchanan Street using the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and a connection at St Rollox (Sighthill West Junction) with the Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway) line. The disagreement was resolved a month later. (Alternative date 31st.) Stations opened at (eastern portion) Maryhill, Dalmuir [1st] and Kilpatrick, and (western portion) Cardross and Helensburgh.


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An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

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Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Rails Around Glasgow

The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching

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