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Thornton Junction Station

Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Site Name Thornton Junction Station

Classification Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Thornton Railway Junction, Station; Thornton Station

Canmore ID 52880

Site Number NT29NE 4

NGR NT 2995 9769

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Markinch
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT29NE 4 2995 9769

For South Signal Box (NT 2991 9713) and West Signal Box (NT 2958 9735), see NT29NE 15 and NT29NE 16 respectively.

For (North) signal box at NT 3008 9797, see NT39NW 218.

Not to be confused with Glenrothes with Thornton Station (NT 29114 97219), for which see NT29NE 72.

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Station probably opened 17.9.1847 (Edinburgh and Northern Railway).

Branch to Dunfermline opened 13.12.1849.

Station closed 6.10.1969.

North British Railway.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

This intermediate station on the Kirkcaldy-Dundee portion of the northern (Edinburgh-Aberdeen) portion of the East Coast Main Line was also the junction station for the branch line to Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline (to the SW). It was situated just N of the Thornton (junction) triangle.

The station was opened (as Thornton Station) by the Edinburgh and Northern Rly on 17 September 1847, subsequently passing to the North British Rly. It was renamed Thornton Junction Station (by the London and North Eastern Rly) on 1 July 1923, and was closed to regular traffic (by British Railways) on 6 October 1969. Both main and branch lines remain in regular use by passenger traffic, but the station is not indicated on the current edition of the OS (GIS) AIB.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 October 2006.

R V J Butt 1995.


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