West Wemyss railway station

West Wemyss railway station served the village of West Wemyss , Fife, Scotland, from 1881 to 1949 on the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway.

West Wemyss
General information
LocationWest Wemyss, Fife
Platforms1 (initially)
2 (later added)
Other information
Original companyWemyss and Buckhaven Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
8 August 1881 (1881-08-08)Opened as East Wemyss
1 January 1917Closed temporarily
2 June 1919Reopened
8 November 1949 (1949-11-08)Closed permanently

History edit

The station was opened on 8 August 1881 by the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway. To the opposite of the platform was a goods bank siding. A second platform was later added. The station closed temporarily on 1 January but reopened on 2 June 1919. At the east end was the signal box. It was replaced in 1921, being sited on the north side of the line, and closed in 1927. The station closed on 8 November 1949.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 450. OCLC 931112387.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Thornton Junction
Line and station closed
  Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway   Wemyss Castle
Line and station closed

56°09′30″N 3°06′27″W / 56.1584°N 3.1074°W / 56.1584; -3.1074