Location type


Name and dates

Bents (1865-1930)

Opened on the Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).


This was a single platform station, the stone built platform on the north side of the line on the west side of a level crossing, and with a goods yard to the south, approached from the west. A stone station building stood on the platform.

The line opened in 1850. When Bents first opened this was a goods only station with a station house to the south of the line at the east end of the goods yard. This survived the opening to passengers.

The station was not close to any town or even village. To the south was Bents farm. Stoneyburn, just to the east, is a relatively modern development, built after the Great War.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 and line in 1960.

The trackbed is now a footpath. The platform and station building are gone. The station house survives.



External links

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


01/10/1864Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Line extended to Bathgate by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and re-opened to passengers. On the existing section Blackhall was re-opened and Crofthead [NB] was re-opened as Fauldhouse and Crofthead. On the new Longridge to Bathgate section stations opened at Longridge [2nd], Bents and Whitburn.
01/05/1930Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Morningside to Bathgate (Polkemmet Junction) closed to passengers. Morningside [NBR], Fauldhouse and Crofthead (also known as Fauldhouse South), Bents and Whitburn closed.