Avonbridge

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Avonbridge (1840-1930)

Opened on the Slamannan Railway.


Description

This was a single platform station on the south side of the line and west of a level crossing.

From east of the station a loop ran east to Blackston Junction. North of the station was the goods yard, served from the east across the level crossing. A goods loop ran from west of the station to east of the station.

There was a signal box here by the level crossing from 1892. It became a gate box in 1930 (with closure to passengers and closure of the line west to Airdrie) and closed in 1934.

At an earlier date there were loops to the east of the level crossing, the station to the west and the line was single track.

The station became a goods terminus approached from the east, the line closing completely in 1964.

The station site has been landscaped, the trackbed west is now a dirt road. Level crossing gates survived into the 1980s. The goods yard is housing and an industrial estate.


Tags

Station terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
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