Proposed Railway Stations in Scotland

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Railway Stations

Abbeyhill

Located on a rebuilt chord east of Edinburgh, it would be used to support a railway service to Cameron Toll

Abronhill

Located north east of Cumbernauld on the Glasgow – Cumbernauld – Falkirk line

Allandale

Located west of Falkirk

Allander

This station would be located between Milngavie and Hillfoot

Ardrossan North

Auchenback (Barrhead South)

Ayr South

Located near to the hospital

Bannockburn

Barrhead

Beattock

This station would be located on the West Coast Main Line south of Carstairs.

Beechwood

Blindwells

Blochairn

Located in the east of Glasgow between Alexandra Parade and Barnhill. The station would have been located on Blochairn Road.

Bonnybridge

Located near Falkirk

Bridge of Earn

Located on the Ladybank to Perth railway line

Bucksburn

Located north of Aberdeen

Burnbank

Cairneyhill

Cambus

Causewayhead

Citizens (Gorbals)

Clackmannan

Cove

Located south of Aberdeen

Craigie/West Ferry

Crosshill (Baillieston)

Culloden

Cumnock

Drumchapel West

Dundee Airport

Dundee West

Dunfermline West

Dunragit

Dysart

Eastriggs

Evanton

Faslane

Station to serve HMNB Clyde. Location would be close to one of the entrances on the railway line between Oban and Glasgow.

Forres

Glasgow Interchange

Build a new interchange station south of Glasgow Central (over the River Clyde), and associated track remodelling, to: 1) enable North- South Cross Glasgow services; and 2) help relieve capacity of Glasgow Central

Glenboig

Grangemouth

Greenloaning

Halbeath

Hurlford

Ibrox

Kilmarnock (additional stations to east, south and north west)

Kincardine

Kirkcaldy East

Kirkliston

Kirktonholme

Kittybrewster

Located north of Aberdeen

Largs Marina

Law

Mauchline

Newburgh

Newtonhill

Located south of Aberdeen

Oudenarde

Parkhead Forge

Persley

Located north of Aberdeen

Pinwherry

Plains

Ravenscraig

Reston

Rhu

Scrabster

Seafield

Shandon

Sinclairtown

St Enoch (Glasgow)

Stratton

Symington

Thornhill

West Street

Westerhill

Winchburgh

Windygates

Woodilee

Wormit

Proposed Railway Lines

Aberdeen Airport Rail link

Ayr-Dalmellington

Ayr-Mauchline

Borders Railway extensions

Buchan

Cumnock-Ayr (via Ochiltree)

Edinburgh South Suburban line

The primary target is conversion of the Edinburgh South Suburban line so that it can accommodate a regular passenger service. The main issue is capacity either side of Edinburgh Waverley, particlarly the western throat. One of the options put forward is to utilise tram trains. Abbeyhill is located east of Edinburgh Waverley on a now closed loop line.

Blackford Hill

Portobello

Glasgow Airport Rail Link (GARL)

It was originally proposed that connecting Glasgow Airport to the railway network would be achieved by created a new spur from the railway network near Paisley and a railway station at the airport. Rising costs ruled out this proposal and other options have been proposed including a Tram-Train. This option was ruled out by a report that stated that the capacity consumed by the airport services would not outweigh the impact on existing services on the rail network. The expected solution will be a new transit system that will connect Paisley Gilmour Street railway station and Glasgow Airport. It is hoped that the new transit system will expand into a network.

Glasgow Crossrail

Haddington

Two options have been put forward in the initial appraisal for STPR2. Restoration of the branch as a mainline rail service and rebuilding the line as an LRT shuttle service.

Larkhall-Lesmahagow

Leven

Longannet (Dunfermline-Alloa)

Lugton-Kilwinning

Kilmacolm

Paisley Canal-Elderslie

Perth-Tayside

Peterhead/Ellon

Scottish High Speed Rail

There are two proposals for High Speed rail in Scotland.

  • extend High Speed 2 (HS2) scheme to Scotland – possibly via new line through Eurocentral, including upgrade of Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley (and new stations where required) to accommodate HS2 services
  • new High Speed line east of Edinburgh and bypassing Berwick-upon-Tweed

St Andrews

Highland Main Line to West Highland link

Construct a new rail route linking the Highland Main Line (HML) and West Highland Line (WHL) to reduce the need for rail traffic to travel through Glasgow. Listed in annex E of the STPR2 review

Wemyss Bay-Largs

7 comments

  1. Just a brief clarification on the Proposed Railway Stations in Scotland – the Levenmouth line if opened would include stations at Leven, and at Cameron Bridge. Levenmouth is the name of the wider conurbation

  2. I would like to suggest the railway line Hamilton-Kilmarnock. Connecting through Strathaven-Darvel-Newmilns-Galston-Kilmarnock.

    The line was opened in 1905 and the companies ran trains along this commute once every 6 months. It was closed in 1939 as it was not successful.

    I believe a regular service connecting the Irvine Valley would not only be beneficial for local commuters but would also open up new opportunities for these deprived towns.

  3. Proposed? What’s to think about. Half these places have lines and commuter trains running regular through them. Reinstate the platforms and car parks and stop the trains.

  4. The relatively moderate breadth of the River Forth around Grangemouth may justify ‘aiming higher’ than mere reinstatement of Passenger Services to the town. That is to bridge the Forth connecting with the South Fife line.

  5. Nice to see our rail network in Scotland expanding and the organisation of this web page with its proposals for more of the same thing . One railway line seems forgotten about that would be beneficial if it was reopened with new track and new stations along the route is the old Dalry to Kilmarnock railway line that was built before the railway was built between Barrhead and Kilmarnock. It has the capacity to be double line the route is still there just no track. It could serve Crosshouse Hospital which is near to the hamlet of Knockentiber which once had a station on its own and therefore could be opened with a bus connection between Kilmaurs , Crosshouse and Kilmarnock serving the hospital which is one of the main hospitals in Ayrshire. Why has no one ever thought of this ? The old line between Dalry and Kilmarnock was once popular and busy . Trains used to go on to Carlisle & beyond through the route. If the west coast mainline is closed to maintenance or flooding this would be a better alternative . Electrify the line from Gretna to Dumfries right up to Kilmarnock and to Dalry and also to Barrhead and you have another 2 excellent alternative routes to England on the West Coast. The route between Ayr/Ardrossan/Largs to Paisley /Glasgow Central is already electrified. I would be interested I. what others think . Scotland is lost with line closures during the Beeching years of line closures. We need to reconnect our communities as public bus services are unreliable . Please don’t ignore the Dalry to Kilmarnock railway.

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