Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
This was a two platform station immediately south of the England/Scotland Border at Sark Viaduct. The main station building was on the northbound platform and there was a goods yard on the east side, approached by reversal.
The station was sandwiched between two junctions.
Just to the north of Sark Viaduct is Gretna Junction where the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway (later the Glasgow and south Western Railway) met the Caledonian Railway. This line remains open today as the route to Glasgow via Dumfries.
To the east of the terminus station was the Border Union Railway (North British Railway). A connection between the two lines was south of the Caledonian Railway station at Gretna Junction [NBR]. This was configured to allow goods to transfer between the Glasgow and South Western Railway and the North British Railway. Gretna was a branch of the Waverley Route. The junction between the CR and NBR was Gretna Border Union Junction.
The station building remains standing, in use as a house.
The station was not close to Gretna, being around a mile east of the town. Gretna Green, the Glasgow and South Western Railway station, was closer at around half a mile to the north.
Gretna Green [1st]
| Gretna Border Union Junction|
Gretna Junction [NBR]
Peat Works (ex of ng railway)
HM Factory Gretna Ether Section
Gretna MOD Junction
Admiralty Sidings Junction
Gretna Site No 4
Bush-on-Esk West Junction
Esk Viaduct [Cumbria]
Bush-on-Esk East Junction
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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