Location type


Name and dates

Shandon (1894-1964)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.


This was an island platform station in the typical West Highland Swiss Chalet style, passenger access was by subway. There was a loading bank siding on the east side of the line, served from the Helenburgh direction. The signal box was on the platform, at its south end.

Following closure of the station in 1964 the signal box closed in 1967. The single track line was re-aligned through where the island platform and building stood. The station cottages and road overbridge remain.

Shandon House was to the south on the approach road to the station. This still stands, although in poor condition.

There is a suggestion to re-open the station to serve the nearby HM Naval Base Clyde .



External links

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

Nearby stations
Faslane Port
Faslane Platform
Helensburgh Upper
Helensburgh Central
Helensburgh Ticket Platform
Craigendoran Pier
Craigendoran Upper
Fort Matilda
Greenock Princes Pier [2nd]
Greenock Princes Pier [1st]
Faslane Junction Yard
Faslane Junction
Garelochhead Viaduct
Laigh Balernock Level Crossing
High Balernock Level Crossing
HMNB Clyde
Gare Loch
St Michael^s Chapel
Garelochhead Pier
Coulport House
Coulport MOD
Rhu Lighthouse
Glenarn Garden
Ardencaple Level Crossing
Rhu Marina
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


14/06/1964West Highland Railway
Craigendoran (West Highland, high level), Rhu, Shandon, Whistlefield and Glen Douglas closed as the local service from Craigendoran to Arrochar and Tarbet is withdrawn.


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