Fauldhouse

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Fauldhouse (1869-1952)
Fauldhouse North (1952-1973)
Fauldhouse (1973-)

Station code: FLD National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.

Description

This is a two platform station. There is a very small car park on the north side.

The main station building was on the eastbound platform.

The goods yard was not by the station, but further east at Fauldhouse Goods. Further east again the line passed over the Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and, beyond that, the Fauldhouse Viaduct.

To the west of the station was a branch to the Fauldhouse Colliery (opened around 1896). Access was controlled by Fauldhouse Station signal box, closed in 1904.

A Civil Defence Store was located just to the north of the station.

Further west was Benhar Junction at Benhar Summit.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
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Dates

10/08/1964Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Bathgate to Fauldhouse closed. (This date is probably wrong, should be 1966).

Books


Vanished Railways of West Lothian