Eastriggs railway station

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Eastriggs
Eastriggs station remains geograph-3447119-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station in 1991
Location
Place Eastriggs
Area Dumfries and Galloway
Coordinates 54°59′11″N 3°11′18″W / 54.9863°N 3.1884°W / 54.9863; -3.1884Coordinates: 54°59′11″N 3°11′18″W / 54.9863°N 3.1884°W / 54.9863; -3.1884
Operations
Original company Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping Glasgow and South Western Railway
Post-grouping LMS
Platforms 2
History
23 August 1848 (1848-08-23) Opened as Dornock[1]
October 1854 Closed[1]
2 January 1865 Re-opened[1]
1 May 1923 Renamed Eastriggs[1][2]
6 December 1965 (1965-12-06) Closed[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Eastriggs railway station was a railway station in Dumfries and Galloway between Annan and Gretna.

Dumfries and Galloway Council are trying to find funding to reopen the station.[3]

History

The station opened 23 August 1848 as Dornock.[1] Six years later it was closed for a period of 11 years, from October 1854 until 2 January 1865.[1] It was renamed as Eastriggs by the London Midland and Scottish Railway on 1 May 1923.[2]

The station closed on 6 December 1965,[2] although the line through the station is still open.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Annan
Line and station open
  Glasgow and South Western Railway
Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
  Rigg
Line open; station closed

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Butt 1995, p. 81
  2. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 88
  3. ^ "New Dumfries and Galloway railway station funds pursued". Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

Sources

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. 
  • RAILSCOT on Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
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