Location type


Name and dates

Winchburgh (1842-1930)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


This was a two platform station located partly in the cutting just to the north of Winchburgh Tunnel.

To the immediate west was the rail served Winchburgh Brick Works. The pit of which is now a large flooded quarry. Sidings approached the works from the north. There was a signal box here, 'Winchburgh', which opened in 1886.

Winchburgh Junction, opened in 1890 where the west to north curve to the Forth Bridge joins the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway is to the north west. The box at Winchburgh closed in 1895.

Winchburgh itself is just to the south of the former station, the tunnel passing below it.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

02/06/1890Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway)
Line opened from Dalmeny to Winchburgh.

News items

06/10/2023Diverted HS2 cash could help fund Edinburgh station - Sue Webber [Scotsman]
02/09/2023Winchburgh could be part of ambitious public transport plan [The Herald]
01/09/2023Building a case for new railway station in Winchburgh [Falkirk Herald]
31/08/2023Motorway traffic could be greatly reduced on M8 by new station [The Herald]
04/07/2023Milestone for new bridge over the Edinburgh to Glasgow line [The Herald]
26/05/2023Join the campaign for railway station at Winchburgh- Sue Webber [Edinburgh News]
31/03/2023Edinburgh faces 'thousands more cars every day' unless railway station built in West Lothian town [EdinburghNews]
28/06/2022Winchburgh Railway Station plans still on table as planning consent stretches into 2030s [Falkirk Herald]
29/04/2022Fiona Hyslop secures meeting with Transport Minister on Winchburgh Station [Edinburgh News]
27/04/2022Council says hurdles placed in way of delivering new station in Winchburgh [Project Scotland]


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