Falkirk Grahamston

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Names and dates

Grahamston (Falkirk) (1851-1903)
Falkirk Grahamston (1903-)

Station code: FKG National Rail ScotRail
Where: Falkirk, Scotland
Opened on the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.


This station is served by local trains unlike Falkirk High, to the south, on the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line. Grahamston station is to the north of the town centre.

This is a two platform station. Trains from the west which terminate here make use of Grangemouth Junction, just to the east, to reverse.

The 1985/6s station buildings replace the older very heavily canopied buildings. The westbound platform was larger than the eastbound equivalent.

The goods yard was on the north side of the station, approached from the west. This had a large goods shed, removed by 1950. This is now a car park.

The road at the east end of the station was severed by the railway opening and a new road and bridge opened just to its east.

Originally the station had west and east boxes opened in 1879. These were replaced by a Grahamston box at the west end of the station's westbound platform, and a subsidiary box at the east end (in the 'V' of the junction), absorbed by the main box in 1937.

The junction for the Dalderse and Springfield Iron Works Branch (North British Railway) was immediately to the east. The stub of this was, in later years, the base for the Scottish Railway Preservation Society until their move to Bo'ness. To the west was a siding on the north side of the line, reached from Swing Bridge East box.

West of the station the siding on the north side of the line had been a loop running west to Swing Bridge East Signal Box. Several works had sidings from this. Going west there was access to the goods yard, a branch to Grahamston Iron Works and Parkhouse Iron Works with exchange sidings, and Camelon Iron Works.

The signal box was replaced with a ground frame in 1971.

A ground frame remained for Springfield and a loop onto the Grangemouth Branch. These have been dispensed with and Grangemouth Junction is now a single lead junction.

To the west of the station is a swing bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal. This was originally a single track bridge which resulted in signal boxes on either side of the bridge.



Nearby stations
Falkirk High
Falkirk Camelon [1st]
Camelon [1st]
Thornbridge Halt
Bonnybridge Canal Goods
Bonnybridge Central
Alloa Junction
Springfield Iron Works
Springfield Goods
Springfield Saw Mills
Springfield Yard
Callendar Iron Works
Grahamston Iron Works
Salton Iron Works
Dalderse Goods and Mineral Depot
Grangemouth Junction
Lock 6 [FCC]
Camelon Iron Works
Parkhouse Iron Works
Lock 7 [FCC]
Thornhill Road Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1800Blackadder Engineering Works
Founded, (beside the later Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway at Falkirk Grahamston).
  /  /1857Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company) Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Grangemouth to Falkirk Grahamston line bill. Not authorised.
  /  /1877Callander Iron Company
Founded, beside the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway at Falkirk Grahamston.
01/08/1883Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company) Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway
Caledonian Railway granted access to the various industrial sidings by Falkirk Grahamston.
02/07/1900Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Dalry Road station opened. Used by Leith North, Barnton, Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston bound trains.
29/01/1968Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
Grangemouth to Falkirk Grahamston (Grangemouth Junction) closed to passengers.

News items

19/10/2023MSP says there should be no cuts to staffing hours at Falkirk railway stations to maintain safety [Falkirk Herald]
02/08/2022Falkirk Grahamston: Rotary club and Men's Shed team up to brighten up station platforms [Falkirk Herald]
18/11/2021Falkirk train services disrupted due to track safety inspection [Daily Record]
13/10/2021Concerns raised over key rail link being shed for passengers at Cumbernauld and Greenfaulds [Glasgow World]
11/09/2020New Linlithgow shuttle service to keep customers moving [ScotRail]
15/06/2007Falkirk Grahamston Station is bloomin' marvellous
21/03/2003Extension of CCTV station coverage
12/02/2003EWS Oil train derails near Falkirk
30/05/2001170470 enters service [Railscot]