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Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway

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Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway

This line is open. ScotRail operates a service between Edinburgh and Bathgate. Occasional freight trains carrying cars make use of the line to run to a car distribution terminal in Bathgate.

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Act 1846
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Opened 12 November 1849
Closed No
Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways) Clickable map of the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway

Carmondean Junction Panel
Carmondean Junction Panel

Local area

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This line runs through an area which formerly supported a large oil-shale industry. To the south of the line is the new town of Livingston.

Chronology

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Description of route

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From Bathgate to Ratho near Edinburgh.

Bathgate

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The first station in Bathgate was a terminus and was located roughly where the present station is located. The line was later extended further west (to Glasgow), north (to Slamannan) and south west (to Wishaw).

Bathgate Middle Junction

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When the line was extended futher west (Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway) the original station was left at the end of a spur. The junction faced east towards Edinburgh.

Livingston North

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This is a single platform station in the north of Livingston. Livingston is also served by another station at Livington South.

Bangour

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Terminus at a hospital of a short branch from Bangour junction.

Bangour Junction

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This junction faced east.

Uphall

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Carmondean Junction Panel.
Carmondean Junction Panel.

 

Drumshoreland Junction 

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Junction faced east for a line running north to Shale Oil works.

Drumshoreland 

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This station is closed.

Bathgate / Newbridge Junction

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This is an east facing junction where the line joins the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


Page created on 11/03/1997
Page last edited on: 11/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford