Tooban Junction

Location type


Names and dates

Junction [Burnfoot] (1864-1866)
Burnfoot Junction (1884-1920)
Tooban Junction (1920-1953)

Opened on the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway.

Opened on the Letterkenny Railway.

Opened on the Buncrana Branch (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway).

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


This junction station, an interchange platform, opened with the opening of a branch to Buncrana in 1864. By 1866 trains to the original terminus at Farland Point ceased.

In 1883 the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway relaid the line from here to Burt Junction to meet the Letterkenny Railway. This link gave the Letterkenny (operated by the L&LSR) access to Londonderry.

The station had an island platform, the north side of which was used for Buncrana trains and the southern used for Letterkenny [L&LSR]. There were sidings and a turntable at the west end of the Letterkenny platform. A signal box was also at the west end.

The junction and much of the land and course of the railway was built on reclaimed land.


Station junction


  /  /1883Letterkenny Railway
Opened from Burnfoot Junction (on the site of the former Junction) (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway) to Letterkenny [LR], the first portion reusing just over 2 miles of the former approach to Farland Point which closed in 1866.
  /  /1920Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Letterkenny Railway
Burnfoot Junction renamed Tooban Junction.
10/08/1953Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Buncrana Branch (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway) Letterkenny Railway
Closed. Letterkenny [LR] to Tooban Junction, Buncrana to Tooban Junction and Tooban Junction to Londonderry Graving Dock closed.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

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