Touch North Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Touch North Junction (1890-1970)

Opened on the Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway).
Opened on the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway.

Description

This was the northern end of a curve opened 1890 with the Forth Bridge to allow a Edinburgh Waverley - Stirling service via Oakley in addition to other services.

Both lines at the junction were double track. The signal box was on the north side of the junction. The box was replaced in 1915 when the new Dunfermline Shed opened with a new box slightly further west, mid way between the junction and shed.

The curve closed in 1970. The route west to Stirling had closed to passengers in 1968.

Tags

Junction 10/06/2019


Dates

05/01/1970Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Touch North Junction to Touch South Junction closed to passengers.