Dumfries

Dumfries

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Dumfries (1859-)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway.

Open on the G and SW Main Line.


Description

This is a two platform station with red sandstone buildings and glazed canopies in the east of the centre of Dumfries. The station is noted for its fine station gardens.

It was a relocated and improved station - with three through lines and bays at north end. This replaced a two platform station on roughly the same site. That replaced a two platform through station (Dumfries [2nd]) at the locomotive shed site which in turn replaced a terminus in the goods yard (Dumfries [1st]).

The station is canopied and has a glazed circulating area. The bay platforms, for services to Lockerbie and west to Stranraer Harbour and other locations on the Port Road, have been infilled.

The signal box is 'B' listed.

The circulating area is used for a farmer's market.

Dumfries is one of the stations 'adopted' by the South West Railway Adopters Gardening Group (Login required) and is notable for its beautifully maintained station gardens.


Tags

Station

External links

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