This single platform halt dates from 1985, built on a new alignment for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved] opened to the north of the original alignment of the Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway. The original Kinneil [1st] station was to the west.
The line east to Bo'ness [1st] had closed in 1965. The remaining line from Bo'ness Junction [1st] fell out of use in 1975 although track remained in place until around 1980 being lifted just as the preserved line from Bo'ness was being laid from the east. At the time the colliery was still in operation and a new alignment was laid to the north of the original skirting round the site. This land was reclaimed land, formerly the foreshore, the site of dumping of useless materials from the washery. The colliery was mothballed in 1982 and closed in 1983 and has since been demolished.
Kinneil station opened as the western terminus of the new line with a loop. The platform was on the north side of the line.
The former site of the mine is now green land and the former foreshore dump is a nature reserve.
The loop at the halt is now out of use, the line having been extended on to Birkhill (1989) and Bo'ness Junction. The station is now a request halt.
Manuel Low Level
Manuel High Level
Causewayend [MR] [2nd]
Causewayend [MR] [1st]
| Kinneil Iron Works|
Kinneil Slag Hill
The Museum of Scottish Railways
Bridgeness No 6 Colliery
Grangemouth New Oil Terminal Awaiting Loading
Grangemouth New Oil Terminal
Birkhill Fireclay Mine
Watt^s Workshop Kinneil House
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1987||Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway|
Kinneil station opened by Scottish Railway Preservation Society.