Thornton Junction [W&BR]

Location type


Name and dates

Thornton Junction [W&BR] (1881-1959)

Opened on the Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway.

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


This island platform station was located directly east of the main Thornton Junction station and was directly connected to it by footbridge. It was an island platform with the line becoming single track as it curved off to the south east to Buckhaven. The east face of the platform was used for passenger trains.

There was a signal box at the south end of the station platform, 'Thornton (Buckhaven)'.

Just to the north, the branch met the main line at Thornton North Junction.

Nothing remains of the station today, the site is part of the Thornton Golf Club. The main line station is also gone, but the line remains open.



Station Junction

External links

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