Dumbarton Stations Improvement Trust logoDumbarton Central Station is one of 13 A-listed railway stations in Scotland.  It occupies a prominent position to the north of the town centre.  Its importance as a gateway to the town was recognised in both the 2014 Revised Urban Strategy for the town and in the 2015 Charrette.  Both documents highlighted the need to enhance the station and improve access to it. 

Back in 2014, Silverton & Overtoun Community Council commissioned Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust to prepare a Scoping Report.  This examined the condition of the station and recommended that a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) be undertaken. 

Dumbarton Stations Improvement Trust commissioned a team lead by Lesley Kerr, Conservation Architect, to produce a CMP to identify challenges and opportunities in and around the station and provide policy guidelines for future proposals. The CMP is supported by both Network Rail and ScotRail. Full details of the CMP are available in the Conservation Management Plan for Dumbarton Central Station.

The setting of the station and access to it from the town centre has been enhanced as a result of the Connecting Dumbarton project.