Location type


Name and dates

Kinneil (1985-)

Open on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Preserved].


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.


Boness and Kinneil Railway

Kinneil Nature Reserve


Station preservation heritage terminus

External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1987Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Kinneil station opened by Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
  /  /1989South of Scotland Electricity Board
Slamannan and Borrowstounness Railway
Using track recovered from Kincardine Power Station the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway was extended 3.5 miles from Kinneil to Birkhill (with support from Falkirk District Council, Central Regional Council and the Scottish Tourist Board).

News items

31/08/2023Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway host steam gala this weekend [Falkirk Herald]
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30/06/2022Falkirk crime: Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway appeal for donations after vandalism [Falkirk Herald]
07/06/2022All aboard for murder mystery on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway [Falkirk Herald]
26/04/2022Thomas the Tank Engine is on track for Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway [Falkirk Herald]
09/02/2022Are you on track for school holiday fun at Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway trains [Falkirk Herald]
25/01/2022Bo'ness Railway to star on television [Falkirk Herald]
13/11/2021Hydrogen pioneer Arcola acquired in $40m deal [Daily Business]
06/07/2021Transport Minister meets Scottish Hydrogen train team [The Edinburgh Reporter]