Bents

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Bents (1865-1930)

Opened on the Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).

Description

This was a single platform station, the stone built platform on the north side of the line on the west side of a level crossing, and with a goods yard to the south, approached from the west. A stone station building stood on the platform.

The line opened in 1850. When Bents first opened this was a goods only station with a station house to the south of the line at the east end of the goods yard. This survived the opening to passengers.

The station was not close to any town or even village. To the south was Bents farm. Stoneyburn, just to the east, is a relatively modern development, built after the Great War.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 and line in 1960.

The trackbed is now a footpath. The platform and station building are gone. The station house survives.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
02/12/2018


Dates

01/10/1864Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Line extended to Bathgate and re-opened to passengers. Blackhall re-opened and Crofthead [NB] re-opened as Fauldhouse and Crofthead. The Longridge to Bathgate section was first opened to passengers with new stations at Longridge [2nd], Bents and Whitburn.
01/05/1930Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Morningside to Bathgate (Polkemmet Junction) closed to passengers. Morningside [NBR], Fauldhouse and Crofthead (also known as Fauldhouse South), Bents and Whitburn closed.