Location type


Name and dates

Blackridge (2010-)

Station code: BKR National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.


This is a modern two platform station to the east of the village of Blackridge. It has a car park on its north side.

The station was opened in 2010 with the re-opened Airdrie - Bathgate line. It was built to the immediate west of the former Woodend Junction yard, a set of exchange sidings on either side of the line serving collieries to north and south the last of which was the Woodend Colliery.

To the west was Westcraigs station, which this new station effectively replaces.



Chronology Dates

12/12/2010New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) Boghead to Cowdenhead Branch (Monkland Railways) Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Opened between Airdrie and Bathgate. Stations at Drumgelloch, Caldercruix (delayed opening until 13 February), Blackridge, Armadale.

News items

05/05/2010Bridge renewal as rail link progresses westward [Network Rail]
11/05/2009Compulsory purchase set to secure land for station [Scotsman]
27/11/2008Blackridge station on right track [West Lothian Council PR]
15/10/2008Full steam ahead at last after fight for station funds [Evening News]
06/03/2007Labour set to make pledge on rail station [Scotsman]


Vanished Railways of West Lothian