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 opened in 1848. The station was immediately north of the bridge over the A72.
It was replaced in 1863 by a larger junction station to the north (Symington [2nd]) in anticipation of the opening of the Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway extension to Peebles [CR] in 1864.
The goods yard was to the north of the station on the east side, later in the 'V' of the junction formed with the opening of the line to Broughton. It survived the closure of the original passenger station. Approach was from the north and later there was a rail served abattoir.
The new station around 1000 ft north of the old station, approached by a long drive down the west side of the line. The loading bank was extended south and obliterated remains of the southbound platform.
Nothing can be seen of the original station other than the loading bank of the goods station remains on the east side of the line.
Leggatfoot Signal Box
Pettinain Signal Box
Biggar Gas Works Museum
Cowgill Lower Reservoir
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