Whitburn

Location type

Station

Names and dates

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

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

Description

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.

Tags

Station
12/06/2019


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.
24/04/1963Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Addiewell Goods [NB] to Whitburn closed.