Ryeland

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Ryeland (1905-1939)

Opened on the Darvel and Strathaven Railway.

Description

This was an island platform station. There was a goods yard on the west side approached by a reversing spur at the north end of the station. The signal box was north of the station building on the island platform. Access to the platform was by steps down to the platform from the road bridge at south end.

The station closed to passengers in 1939 and the signal box closed in 1940. The line west to Darvel completely closed in 1939, however to the east it remained open for goods until 1951, but mostly this was to be used to store redundant wagons.

The road bridge survives as do some platform portions.

Ryeland never developed into a town and has remained a rural location.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
08/08/2019


Dates

01/05/1905Strathaven and Darvel Railway
Darvel to Strathaven Central opened (joint operation of the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Caledonian Railway). Opened to passengers. Drumclog, Loudonhill and Ryeland opened.