Alloa

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Alloa (2008-)

Station code: ALO National Rail ScotRail
Where: Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Opened on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.
Open on the Stirling, Alloa and Kincardine.

Description

This is a single platform station opened in 2008 to the east of the original Alloa [1st] station. It is a terminus being on a siding served from the west, the direction of Stirling.

The station has a modern on-platform station building and car park to the south. The station is built on the northern part of the Alloa Brewery site, known for the Alloa Brewery Siding.

The railway to Alloa was electrified in 2018.

Tags

Station terminus

Facilities

Gaelic name: Alamhagh




Dates

  /  /1810Alloa Brewery
Founded. The brewery was served by a siding from the east end of Alloa station on the Stirling and Dunfermline Railway.
28/08/1850Stirling and Dunfermline RailwayForth Iron Works Railway
Opened from Dunfermline to Alloa for passengers. A branch to Alloa Harbour station from Alloa was used for passengers travelling on to Stirling by boats along the River Forth. A connection to the Forth Iron Works Railway was made at Oakley.
01/07/1852Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Opened from Alloa to Stirling.
01/07/1853South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa Junction to South Alloa opened to passengers. Ferry used to cross the River Forth to Alloa.
  /  /1854Sauchie Waggonway
Closed, due to Stirling and Dunfermline Railway's branch from Alloa to Tillicoultry being opened.
11/08/1879Alloa Railway
Authorised to build a line from the South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway), a swing bridge, Alloa Bridge, over the River Forth and line into Alloa.
  /  /1883Alloa Railway
The North British Railway withdraws its proposed Larbert and Cambus Line. It is granted running powers over the Alloa Railway in exchange for Caledonian Railway running powers to Alloa from Longcarse Junction (not Alloa West Junction?).
27/04/1883North British Railway Alloa Railway South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
North British Railway given running powers over the Alloa Railway and South Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway) from Alloa to Greenhill Junction but must guarantee a minimum of traffic worth £3000 annually.
12/10/1904Alloa Railway
Alloa Bridge is badly damaged after being struck by the schooner ^Stirling^ resulting in the fall of a span. The Caledonian Railway is allowed to reroute its trains to Alloa via Stirling. North British Railway trains also diverted.
01/06/1905Alloa Railway
Alloa Bridge repairs complete and Caledonian Railway trains to Alloa return to their usual route.
29/01/1968Alloa RailwaySouth Alloa Branch (Scottish Central Railway)
Alloa (Alloa West Junction) to Larbert (Alloa Junction) closed to passengers. Railbuses cease crossing the Alloa Bridge.
  /07/1979Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Kincardine Junction (excluded) to Oakley (excluded) closed. Signalling removed at the former Alloa station and Alloa Co-op Siding and the line from Kincardine Junction run as two parallel single tracks from Alloa to Alloa West Junction.
19/05/2008Stirling and Dunfermline RailwayKincardine Line
The railway between Stirling and Alloa re-opens to passengers. The line between Stirling and Longannet Power Station via Alloa re-opens to freight providing an alternative route to the Forth Bridge.