Location type


Names and dates

Killearn (New) (1882-1896)
Killearn (1896-1951)

Opened on the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway.


This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The southbound platform was generally used for trains in both directions.

The station was opened on the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway extension of the Blane Valley Railway from Killearn [1st] to Aberfoyle. This new station was closer to the existing Killearn station and was named Killearn (New) to distinguish it from the older station. Neither station suited Killearn ideally, both were at the foot of a hill from the town.

The former line is now part of the West Highland Way. Little of the station has survived as the pipeline of the Loch Lomond Water Supply Scheme used the trackbed in 1971.

There was a small goods yard on the west side, approached from the north, two timber platforms and small timber station buildings. A signal box stood at the north end of the southbound platform, closed at an unknown date.

The cast iron roadbridge over the line at the south end of the station has been removed in recent years.

The next station north was Balfron on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway (reached by Gartness Junction with that line). To the south the next station was Dumgoyne.

West Highland Way


Station footpath

External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/10/1882Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway
Line opened for passengers and freight from Dumgoyne to Gartness Junction and Buchlyvie Junction to Aberfoyle. Stations at Killearn, Gartmore and Aberfoyle.
29/09/1951Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway Blane Valley Railway Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Aberfoyle to Kirkintilloch [2nd] (excluded) closed to passengers. Passenger stations closed at Aberfoyle, Gartmore, Buchlyvie, Balfron, Killearn, Dumgoyne, Blanefield, Strathblane, Campsie Glen, Lennoxtown [2nd], Milton of Campsie closed.