Glenrothes with Thornton

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Glenrothes with Thornton (1992-)

Opened on the Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway).

Open on the Fife Circle.


Description

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..

09/06/2019

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Station