The station in 1966
|Location|| Thornton, Fife |
|Original company||Edinburgh and Northern Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|17 September 1847||Opened as Thornton|
|1 July 1923||Name changed to Thornton Junction|
|6 October 1969||Closed|
Thornton Junction railway station served the village of Thornton, Fife, Scotland from 1847 to 1969 on the Fife Coast Railway.
The station opened on 17 September 1847 as Thornton by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway. It was situated north of the triangle junction . The name was changed to Thornton Junction by the LNER on 1 July 1923. The station closed to both passengers and goods traffic on 6 October 1969.
Leven is a seaside town in Fife, set in the east Central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies on the coast of the Firth of Forth at the mouth of the River Leven, 8.1 miles (13.0 km) north-east of the town of Kirkcaldy and 6.4 miles (10.3 km) east of Glenrothes.
The Fife Circle is the local rail service north from Edinburgh. It links towns of south Fife and the coastal towns along the Firth of Forth before heading to Edinburgh. Operationally, the service is not strictly a circle route, but, rather, a point to point service that reverses at the Edinburgh end, and has a large bi-directional balloon loop at the Fife end.
Newcraighall railway station is a railway station serving the Newcraighall area of Edinburgh in Scotland. It lies on the Borders Railway. The station is a popular as a Park & Ride or Parkway Station for the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. The station was originally a terminus for Edinburgh Crossrail services when it opened in June 2002, but in 2015 the route was extended beyond Newcraighall towards Tweedbank, as part of the revival of the Waverley Route. Though the Waverley Route never had a station at this location during its lifetime, one did exist briefly at nearby Niddrie - this was opened in 1847 by the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway, closed in October 1860 and then reopened again four years later prior to its final demise in January 1869.
Inverkeithing railway station serves the town of Inverkeithing in Fife, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Fife Circle Line, 13 1⁄4 miles (21.3 km) north west of Edinburgh Waverley. The station is popular with commuters travelling to Edinburgh from Fife and beyond, thanks to its location beside the M90 motorway. Immediately north of the station, the Fife Circle Line splits in two - the main line continuing along the coast via Aberdour whilst the branch heads inland towards Dunfermline. South of Inverkeithing the line continues towards Edinburgh via the Forth Bridge.
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The Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway was an early British railway company which existed between 1845 and 1847 with the intention of providing rail services between Grimsby, New Holland and Gainsborough in the county of Lincolnshire. It amalgamated with the Sheffield, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Manchester Railway and the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Junction Railway, the three being renamed the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1847.
Thornton is a village in Fife, Scotland. It is between Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes, and stands between the River Ore and Lochty Burn, which are at opposite ends of the main street. The Church of Scotland parish church was built in 1835 and is located on the Main Street.
The Edinburgh and Northern Railway was a railway company authorised in 1845 to connect Edinburgh to both Perth and Dundee. It relied on ferry crossings of the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay, but despite those disadvantages it proved extremely successful. It took over a short railway on the southern shore of the Forth giving a direct connection to Edinburgh, and it changed its name to the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway.
The Levenmouth rail link is a planned scheme to re-open 5 miles (8 km) of railway line in Fife, Scotland. The link will connect the town of Leven and other settlements in the Levenmouth conurbation with Thornton, and will join the Fife Circle Line at Thornton North Junction. The line is being promoted by Fife Council and the South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SESTRAN). The plan was approved by the Scottish Government on 8 August 2019.
The St Andrews Railway was an independent railway company founded in 1851 to build a railway branch line from the university town of St Andrews, in Fife, Scotland, to the nearby main line railway. It opened in 1852. When the Tay Rail Bridge opened in 1878 residential travel to Dundee was encouraged.
The Fife Coast Railway was a railway line running round the southern and eastern part of the county of Fife, in Scotland. It was built in stages by four railway companies:
The Wemyss and Buckhaven Railway was a railway company that built a line in the county of Fife in Scotland, connecting Buckhaven with the main line railway network at Thornton, and linking with collieries.
The Railways of Kinross were a local network of three rural railways which made the town of Kinross in Scotland their objective in the 1859s.
Thornton Junction TMD is a Traction Maintenance Depot located in Thornton, Fife, Scotland. The depot is situated on the Fife Circle Line and was near Thornton Junction station until it closed.
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