Eastriggs railway station

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Eastriggs
Eastriggs station remains geograph-3447119-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station in 1991
Location
PlaceEastriggs
AreaDumfries and Galloway
Coordinates54°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 companyGlasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingGlasgow and South Western Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Platforms2
History
23 August 1848 (1848-08-23)Opened as Dornock[1]
October 1854Closed[1]
2 January 1865Re-opened[1]
1 May 1923Renamed Eastriggs[1][2]
6 December 1965 (1965-12-06)Closed[2]
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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[edit]

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.

Station buildings still exist, currently as private houses.

Dornock Railway Station in 2018
Preceding station 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[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.

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