Paisley St James Railway Station
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Paisley St James Railway Station

Paisley Saint James National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Eaglais Sheumais Phàislig[1]
Paisley St James station TN.jpg
St James' Church can be seen in the distance under the footbridge.
Local authorityRenfrewshire
Coordinates55°51?07?N 4°26?31?W / 55.8519°N 4.4419°W / 55.8519; -4.4419Coordinates: 55°51?07?N 4°26?31?W / 55.8519°N 4.4419°W / 55.8519; -4.4419
Grid referenceNS472648
Station codePYJ
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 67,184
2015/16Increase 79,432
2016/17Increase 81,578
2017/18Decrease 72,282
2018/19Increase 73,330
29 March 1841Opened
National Rail - UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Paisley Saint James from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Paisley St James railway station is on the Inverclyde Line, serving one of the residential districts of the town, just west of the town centre. For passengers travelling to the commercial district, Paisley Gilmour Street is the main railway station of Paisley and is located in the heart of Paisley town centre. There is an ongoing campaign to rename the station "Paisley St Mirren" due to the station's proximity to St Mirren's new stadium.[2]


The station was opened on 29 March 1841 by the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway company.[3]


There is a half-hourly service available from here Mon-Sat daytimes, westbound to Greenock Central and Gourock and eastbound to Glasgow Central. Wemyss Bay trains normally skip this station during the daytime, only calling on weekday and Saturday evenings. On Sunday, there is an hourly service each way.[4]


On 13 October 2016, Glasgow Airport Rail Link plans were revived with a PRT option proposed. If this plan goes ahead, then Paisley St James would be relocated to a site next to Junction 29 of the M8. A PRT to the airport is also proposed from this station.[5][6]




  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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