Houston railway station


Houston railway station

Infobox UK disused station
name = Houston



caption = Houston station building and platform in 2008
original = Bridge of Weir Railway
pregroup = Glasgow and South Western Railway
postgroup = LMS
locale = Brookfield and Houston
borough = Renfrewshire
latitude = 55.8484
longitude = -4.5235
gridref = NS421645
years = 3 April 1871
events = Opened as WindyhillButt, p. 252]
years1 = May 1871
events1 = Renamed Crosslee
years2 = 1 January 1874
events2 = Renamed HoustonButt, p. 124]
years3 = 1 January 1875
events3 = Renamed Houston (Crosslee)
years4 = 7 May 1973
events4 = Renamed Houston
years5 = 10 January 1983
events5 = Closed
platforms = 2|

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.

History

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

rail line one to two
previous = Bridge of Weir
"Line and station closed
next1 = Elderslie
"Line and station closed
next2 = Johnstone
"Line closed; station open
route1 = Glasgow and South Western Railway

Bridge of Weir Railway
route2 = Glasgow and South Western Railway

Bridge of Weir Railway
col = G&SW colour

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Closure

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

The station building and a single platform remain on site, however the building is now privately owned.

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