Grangemouth Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Grangemouth Junction (1860-)

Station code: XGM National Rail
Opened on the Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal).
Opened on the Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway.

Description

Also known as Grangemouth Branch Junction. Here the former Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal) meets the 1850 former Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway. Approach is from the west.

Until 1997 this was a double track junction, it is now a single lead junction. The box was closed, replaced by a portacabin (on the north side of the line), in a resignalling which also closed Swing Bridge East Signal Box. The portacabin box closed in December 2017. Local trains from the west which terminate at Falkirk Grahamston can use the first part of the branch as a refuge before reversing.

When first built the branch was single track, doubling before the junction.

Tags

Junction reversing single lead junction

Aliases

Grangemouth Branch Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map




Nearby stations
Falkirk Grahamston
Falkirk High
Thornbridge Halt
Falkirk Camelon [1st]
Camelon
Camelon [1st]
Grangemouth
Larbert
Polmont
Bonnybridge
Glenellrig
Alloa Junction
Bonnybridge Canal Goods
Bonnybridge Central
Birkhill
Callendar Iron Works
Salton Iron Works
Springfield Goods
Springfield Saw Mills
Springfield Iron Works
Springfield Yard
Dalderse Goods and Mineral Depot
Brewery
Falkirk Iron Works
Grahamston Iron Works
Falkirk Gasworks
Castlelaurie Iron Works
Bainsford Basin
Tourist/other
Thornhill Road Level Crossing
Callendar House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Dates

  /  /1874Caledonian Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Stirlingshire Midland Junction Railway Wester Dalry Branch and Dalry Road Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Caledonian Railway granted running power over the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. For westbound passenger traffic for the north, the Caledonian Railway must pause at Damhead Junction to pick up any North British Railway coaches. For goods and minerals the company may run from north of Larbert Junction and from Grangemouth Junction over the proposed Wester Dalry branch via Damhead Junction (later Haymarket West Junction) for Edinburgh, Leith and Granton traffic.
29/01/1968Grangemouth Railway (Forth and Clyde Canal Company)
Grangemouth to Falkirk Grahamston (Grangemouth Junction) closed to passengers.