Fraserburgh railway station

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Fraserburgh railway station is a former railway station that once served the town of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. It formed a junction where two lines met, the main line from the south terminated here, where it was joined by a small coastal branch line from St Combs (which opened in 1903). It is now closed, and the site has been redeveloped.[1] The GNSR engine shed and BR goods offices remain in alternative uses.

Fraserburgh railway station opened in 1865 and closed to passengers in 1965. The railway line was built by the Formartine and Buchan Railway Company, which became part of the Great North of Scotland Railway. In 1923 the GNSR was incorporated into the London and North Eastern Railway, which was in turn nationalised on 1 January 1948. Passenger services on the Buchan lines were withdrawn in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts. Freight trains continued to operate Fraserburgh until 1979. The track was subsequently lifted.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Terminus   Great North of Scotland Railway
Formartine and Buchan Railway
  Philorth
Line and Station closed
Terminus   Great North of Scotland Railway
Formartine and Buchan Railway
St Combs Branch
  Kirkton Bridge Halt
Line and Station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.38

Coordinates: 57°41′25″N 2°00′14″W / 57.6903°N 2.0038°W / 57.6903; -2.0038