Newbridge Junction

Location type

Junction

Names and dates

Bathgate Junction (1849-1978)
Newbridge Junction (1978-)

Station code: NBG National Rail
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Opened on the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway.

Description

Bathgate Junction was created with the opening of the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway line west to Bathgate [1st] in 1849. It met the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway of 1842.

Both lines were double track. There were, and are, sidings here, to the east of the junction and on the south side (serving Hillwood Quarry]]). To the west of the junction were loops which started from the junction and ran a little way west on the south side of the westbound line.

The junction was renamed Newbridge Junction in 19XX (here assumed as 1978 before confirmation).

The box closed in 1978 when taken over by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre.

With the singling of some of the Bathgate line the junction layout was altered to a variation on a single lead, (with the additional complication of a loop on the main line). Since Airdrie to Bathgate re-opened it is a more conventional double track junction, still with the loop.

Tags

Junction




Dates

12/11/1849Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Line opened from Newbridge Junction to Bathgate [1st].
09/01/1956New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) Boghead to Cowdenhead Branch (Monkland Railways) Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Airdrie to Bathgate Upper to Edinburgh (Bathgate Junction) closed to passengers.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian

Vanished Railways of West Lothian