This is a modern two platform station. On the north side is the station car park, once the site of sidings approached by reversal from Thornton West Junction [1st].
Despite appearances, this is not a conventional two platform station and the two platforms are on separate lines. The north platform is on the curve from Thornton West Junction to Thornton North Junction and the south platform is on the Thornton West Junction to Thornton South Junction curve. Thornton West Junction is to the immediate west of the station.
Thornton Shed [2nd] was to the west of the station, the original Thornton West Junction [1st] was to the east of the station. Thornton Wagon Works were to the south of the station.
In terms of the local village of Thornton it replaces the former Thronton Junction station, although unlike that station it is not on the main line from Edinburgh Waverley to Dundee and Aberdeen..
Thornton Junction [W&BR]
| Thornton Wagon Works|
Thornton West Junction
Fife Railway Wagon Works
Thornton West Junction [1st]
Thornton Shed [1st]
Thornton South Junction
Thornton Shed [2nd]
Thornton East Junction
Thornton North Junction
Balgonie Colliery Lochtyside Pit
Thornton North Signal Box [2nd]
Dysart Colliery Randolph Pit
Balgonie Colliery Julian Pit
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1992||Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)|
Glenrothes with Thornton opened.