Whitburn railway station

Whitburn railway station served the town of East Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland from 1850 to 1930 on the Longridge and Bathgate Extension Railway.

Whitburn
Bridge at East Whitburn - geograph.org.uk - 1119227.jpg
The bridge near the station in 2009
LocationEast Whitburn, West Lothian
Scotland
Coordinates55°52′08″N 3°39′33″W / 55.8689°N 3.6592°W / 55.8689; -3.6592Coordinates: 55°52′08″N 3°39′33″W / 55.8689°N 3.6592°W / 55.8689; -3.6592
Grid referenceNS962652
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
August 1850 (1850-08)Opened
December 1852Closed
19 September 1864Reopened
1 May 1930 (1930-05-01)Closed permanently

HistoryEdit

The station was opened in August 1850 by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. It had a brick building on its platform. There were sidings on both sides of the station and a signal box, that opened in 1899, to the southwest. To the east was Whitrigg Fireclay Mine and to the southeast was Whitrigg Colliery No 5. The station closed in December 1852 but reopened on 19 September 1864, before closing permanently on 1 May 1930.[1] The signal box closed in 1967 and Whitrigg Colliery closed in 1969.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 453. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "RAILSCOT - Whitburn". Railscot. Retrieved 17 February 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Foulshiels
Line and station closed
  Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Longridge and Bathgate Extension Railway
  Bathgate Upper
Line and station closed