Avonbridge

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Avonbridge (1840-1930)

Opened on the Slamannan Railway.

Description

This was a single platform station on the south side of the line and west of a level crossing.

From east of the station a loop ran east to Blackston Junction. North of the station was the goods yard, served from the east across the level crossing. A goods loop ran from west of the station to east of the station.

There was a signal box here by the level crossing from 1892. It became a gate box in 1930 (with closure to passengers and closure of the line west to Airdrie) and closed in 1934.

At an earlier date there were loops to the east of the level crossing, the station to the west and the line was single track.

The station became a goods terminus approached from the east, the line closing completely in 1964.

The station site has been landscaped, the trackbed west is now a dirt road. Level crossing gates survived into the 1980s. The goods yard is housing and an industrial estate.

Tags

Station terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
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Nearby stations
Blackston Junction
Glenellrig
Westfield
Bowhouse
Slamannan
Polmont
Blackridge
Causewayend [MR] [1st]
Causewayend [SR]
Causewayend [MR] [2nd]
Westcraigs
Armadale
Armadale [1st]
Falkirk High
Bathgate Lower
Blackston Junction Yard
Righead Coal Pit
East Roughrigg Colliery Pits Nos 3
Blackstone Colliery Pit No 1
Boxton Siding
East Roughrigg Colliery Pits Nos 4
Blackstone Colliery Pit No 2
East Roughrigg Colliery Pits Nos 1 and 2
Muiravonside Colliery Gateside Pit
Greyrigg and Blackbraes Colliereis Pit No 1
Greyrigg and Blackbraes Colliereis Pit No 2
Brickworks
Avon Viaduct [Westfield]
Blackstone Colliery Pit No 3
Craigmad Pit
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

05/08/1840Slamannan Railway
Ballochney Junction to Causewayend [SR] opened. Slamannan, Avonbridge, Bowhouse, Causewayend [SR] opened.
01/05/1930Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBallochney Railway Slamannan Railway Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Coatbridge (Greenside Junction) (excluded) to Manuel Low Level (excluded) closed to passengers. Commonhead, Rawyards, Airdrie Hallcraig Street, Whiterigg stations on the Ballochney Railway closed. Longriggend, Slamannan, Avonbridge, Blackston Junction, Bowhouse, Causewayend [MR] [2nd] closed.
  /  /1940Slamannan Railway
Slamannan (excluded) to Avonbridge (excluded) closed to freight.
28/12/1964Slamannan Railway
Avonbridge to Blackston Junction to closed to freight.

Books


Vanished Railways of West Lothian