Location type


Name and dates

Alva (1863-1954)

Opened on the Alva Railway.


Alva was the terminus of a branch from Cambus. The station was in the south of the village.

This was a single platform terminus station with a loop. The platform was on the north side of the loop with a loading bank and goods shed at the east end and sidings to the north at the west end, approached from the west. The signal box was at the west end of the passenger platform.

The station closed to passengers in 1954. Signals were removed. The former signal box was replaced with a ground frame in 1957. The line closed completely in 1964.

The station building, of two storeys, still stands, in use as a house. The eastern portion of the site is now housing and the western parkland.

To the west was the Coblecrook Mill, possibly served by a siding. Before the railway opened a tramway ran south from near the mill to a coal pit beside the River Devon. A small portion of this tramway survived to serve a brick works at the north end and a clay pit south of the line.


Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

03/06/1863Alva Railway
Line opened from Cambus to Alva.
01/11/1954Alva Railway
Alva to Cambus closed to passengers.
02/03/1964Alva Railway
Alva to Menstrie (excluded) closed to freight.