Kirknewton [NER]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Kirknewton [NER] (1887-1930)

Opened on the Cornhill Branch (North Eastern Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

A single platform station with the platform on a passing loop. The platform was on the south (Kirknewton) side of the station with a goods yard at the west end of the station, approached from the east via the west end of the loop line.

There was a stone built two storey station building, typical of the line, at the west end of the platform and a largely timber on a brick base signal box at the east end. A railway cottage was by the road to the south of the station just south of the goods yard.

Following closure to passengers in 1930 the loop was lifted and a track retained next to the passenger platform which became slowly overgrown

The line closed in 1965.

The station building (now a house), signal box and railway cottage remain standing. The platform remains.

Kirknewton itself, a small village, was just to the south east.

To the west the line crossed the College Burn. To the east was a level crossing with its own signal box Kirknewton Crossing [NER].


Tags

Station

External links

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