NS9768 : Bathgate (1986) railway station (site), West Lothian

taken 11 years ago, near to Bathgate, West Lothian, Great Britain

Bathgate (1986) railway station (site), West Lothian
Bathgate (1986) railway station (site), West Lothian
The first Bathgate station was opened on this site in 1849 by the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway. It was replaced in 1862 by a second station 100m further south, built on the curve of the new extension line through to Coatbridge. This second station closed to passengers in 1956.
And so history repeats itself. When British Rail reopened the passenger line to Bathgate in 1986, they chose the same terminus site as in 1849. View north west towards the buffers.
(And then in 2010, the line was reopened through to Coatbridge and Glasgow. Rather than rebuild on the curved 1862 station site, the 2010 station was built some 400m south east of this site, on the straight, with car parks and carriage sidings).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9749 6860 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.9739N 3:38.4598W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 9752 6857
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Site of Old Railway Station  London & North Eastern Railway  North British Railway  Former Train Station 

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