Location type


Name and dates

Kirkconnel (1850-)

Station code: KRK National Rail ScotRail
Where: Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway.
Open on the G and SW Main Line.


This is a two platform station. To the west is a signal box (1911, replaced a box from 1881) on the north side of the line. The main station building was at the west end of the westbound platform and a traditional basic waiting room was on the eastbound platform. Both have not survived having been demolished in the late 1990s. The platforms have glazed waiting shelters.

The goods yard was west of the station, on the south side of the line and approached from the west. It partly survives as maintenance sidings.

To the north of the station was Fauldhead Colliery. This was approached from the east, the connection being just west of the station. Exchange sidings were added to the north of the station, behind the eastbound platform, and the tip was north of the station and then its expansion was to the north east.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

28/10/1850Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway completed by opening between Old Cumnock and Closeburn. Stations at New Cumnock, Kirkconnel, Sanquhar and Thornhill. Sidings opened at Mennock Summit for the Leadhills and Wanlockhead mines. The nearest passenger station on the line was at Sanquhar, slightly further west.
21/01/2000Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Derailment at Kirkconnel.

News items

23/11/2000New coal Terminal at Kirkconnel


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Carlisle To Beattock: including the Dumfries Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

The Glasgow & South Western Railway a History