Location type


Names and dates

Whitburn (1850-1852)
Whitburn (1864-1930)

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


This station had a brick built station building on the platform. The platform was on the west side of a loop, the line being single track to north and south. There were sidings on either side, approached from the south.

The signal box, opened in 1899, was on the west side at the south end of the station. The loop was extended. Whitrigg Colliery Pit No 5 was served by a short branch to the south east. To the east was Whitrigg Fireclay Mine, served by a branch from the colliery line.

The station closed in 1930.

The railway south to Bents closed in 1966. The signal box closed in 1967. Whitrigg Colliery Pit No 5 through to [[Polkemmet Junction closed in 1969, the trackbed cut through by the M8 (Dechmont to Whitburn opened in 1969).

The station was at East Whitburn.




01/10/1864Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Line extended to Bathgate by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and re-opened to passengers. On the existing section Blackhall was re-opened and Crofthead [NB] was re-opened as Fauldhouse and Crofthead. On the new Longridge to Bathgate section stations opened 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.
24/04/1963Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Addiewell Goods [NB] to Whitburn closed.