This was a two platform station with a two storey station building on the southbound platform, signal box at the north end of the same platform and a goods yard on the east side, approached from the north.
There was a coal depot siding with coal drops at the south end, approached from the south, on the east side of the line.
Penton House was to the south.
The signal box was replaced in 1918.
The station closed to goods in 1967. The box closed in 1968. The station and line closed in 1969.
The station building is now a private house.
There were railway cottages about a quarter of a mile north of the station, on the east side of the line. Further north again was the rail served Watleyhirst Quarry.
Gretna Green [1st]
| Peter^s Crook Siding|
Canonbie Colliery Signal Box
Glen Tarras Distillery
Longtown Branch Junction
Bush-on-Esk Signal Box
Bush-on-Esk East Junction
Bush-on-Esk West Junction
Longtown Exchange Sidings
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/07/1862||Border Union Railway (North British Railway)|
The line from Edinburgh Waverley to Carlisle Citadel via Galashiels and Hawick [2nd] is completed. The line opened from Hawick [2nd] to Scotch Dyke. Stations opened at Hawick [2nd], Barnes, Shankend, Riccarton, Steele Road, Newcastleton, Kershope Foot, Penton, Riddings Junction (and Canonbie on the incomplete Langholm branch). (Alternative date 01/08/1862.)
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