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Breich (1869-)

Station code: BRC National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.


Breich is a two platform station on the former Caledonian Railway's Edinburgh and Glasgow line via Bellshill, Shotts and Kirknewton. The station formerly had a building, typical of the line, on the westbound platform. The station has relatively low platforms and an old footbridge. It is a very quiet station - often, in statistics, shown to have the fewest passengers in Scotland.

With electrification of the line in progress (2017), the future of the station is in doubt.



News items

19/09/2018Station redevelopment is step-up for Breich [Network Rail]
22/06/2018Breich Station closure is platform for £2.4m redevelopment [Network Rail]
15/11/2017Breich Station reprieved after outcry [Scotsman]
21/06/2017Breich earmarked for first Scottish station closure in 31 years [Scotsman]
04/03/2012Little used stations should be closed [Scotsman]
07/10/2011Cost-cutting threat to rural rail stations [Herald]
16/04/2008Tragic train victim Sean [Evening News]


Vanished Railways of West Lothian