Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.
This was a two platform station originally. A large goods yard developed to the south which had a line into the Kilbowie Iron Works.
With the opening of the Singer Works in 1884 further platforms were added on the south side of the station, accessed from the east. To the west sidings lines served the works. When the works opened there were virtually no houses in the area, the entire workforce had to commute from elsewhere. It was not until well into the 20th century before housing was developed nearby. The station was essential to the success of the works.
The signal box was located at the east end of the station and on the north side of the line.
With expansion of the works around 1907 the through line closed, becoming a works line, and a deviation was opened to the north with Singer station. The box was replaced by a new one at the eastern junction of the new deviation, Singer Deviation (North British Railway).
Worker's trains came from numerous locations to serve the site. After closure of Bridgeton Central the destination board still bore a sign 'Singer Worker's Train'.
The line here is closed although Kilbowie Road still crosses over the trackbed, now a walkway. The station site is now the Clydebank Shopping Centre.
Renfrew Fulbar Street
| Clydebank Goods Junction|
Singer Signal Box
Clydebank Central Junction
Kilbowie Swing Bridge
North British Chemical Works
Dalmuir No 23 Tunnels
Dalmuir No 25 Tunnel
Clydebank East Shed
Singer Timber Yard
Turners Asbestos Cement Works
Titan Crane [Clydebank]
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|03/11/1907||Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway|
Singer station on new loop line skirting round the north of the Singer Works opened. The old course of the line becomes a goods line to the west of Kilbowie Road and the old station becomes a terminus for worker's trains, Singer Workers Platforms, and is expanded to 6 platforms.
|05/11/1960||Glasgow North Bank Electrification|
Service begins with electric services to termini at; Helensburgh Central, Balloch Pier, Singer Workers Platforms station, Milngavie, Bridgeton Central, Springburn, Airdrie. The new trains (303s) built at Pressed Steel Co Ltd, Linwood, became known as the Blue trains, these were used in all the Glasgow electrification schemes.
Springburn to Singer Workers Platforms passenger trains cease.
|08/05/1967||Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway|
Singer Workers Platforms station closed and electrification removed.
|/ /1969||Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway|
Singer Workers Platforms station closed completely.
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