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Chronology for Edinburgh and Northern Railway

//1845Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAct receives Royal assent
//1847Edinburgh and Northern RailwayCupar station opened, built by David Bell of Edinburgh
9/12/1847Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAbdie closed
27/7/1847Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway absorbed by Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
17/9/1847Edinburgh and Northern RailwayOpened from Burntisland to Lindores and Cupar
17/9/1847Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAbdie opened
//1848Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNewburgh opened
18/5/1848Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAbernethy Road opened
18/7/1848Edinburgh and Northern RailwayOpened from Lindores to Hilton Junction
18/7/1848Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAbernethy opened
25/7/1848Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAbernethy Road closed and replaced by Abernethy
//1849Edinburgh and Northern Railway
North British Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
13/12/1849Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)Dunfermline Branch opened from Thornton Junction to Dunfermline
//1850Fordell Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Link from Fordell Railway to Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway opened.
17/5/1850Edinburgh and Northern RailwayOpened from Cupar to Ferry-Port-on-Craig for passengers
//1861Kinross-shire Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Kinross-shire Railway absorbed by Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway
//1861Fife and Kinross Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Fife and Kinross Railway absorbed by the Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway.
//1862Fife and Kinross Railway
Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Fife and Kinross Railway absorbed by Edinburgh and Northern Railway.
29/7/1862Edinburgh and Northern Railway
North British Railway
Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Railway (was the Edinburgh and Northern Railway) absorbed by the North British Railway.
2/2/1890Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNew further west Bridge of Earn station opened to serve both the Perth to Ladybank and Perth to Cowdenbeath lines
13/8/1906Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNew Newburgh station opened
30/6/1913Edinburgh and Northern RailwayLeuchars Junction station destroyed by fire lit by suffragettes
14/4/1914Edinburgh and Northern RailwayCollision at Burntisland between London to Aberdeen express and Carlisle to Dundee goods
3/10/1921Edinburgh and Northern RailwayLeuchars (Old) station closed
22/9/1930Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)Halbeath station closed
/7/1933Edinburgh and Northern RailwayBridge of Earn to Newburgh singled and Glenburnie to Ladybank singled
24/9/1949Edinburgh and Northern RailwayCrossgates closed to passengers
20/9/1954Edinburgh and Northern RailwayDairsie closed
//1955Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNewburgh closed
17/9/1955Edinburgh and Northern RailwayLadybank to Bridge of Earn closed to passengers
19/9/1955Edinburgh and Northern RailwayBridge of Earn to Ladybank closed to passengers
19/9/1955Edinburgh and Northern RailwayAbernethy closed
9/1/1956Edinburgh and Northern RailwayTayport to Leuchars Junction closed to passengers
9/1/1956Edinburgh and Northern RailwayLeuchars Old to Spinning Mill Siding closed to all traffic
9/1/1956Edinburgh and Northern RailwayTayport to Leuchars closed to passengers
13/9/1958Edinburgh and Northern RailwayFalkland Road station closed
13/5/1960Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNewburgh to Glenburnie Junction singled
6/9/1964Edinburgh and Northern RailwaySt Fort station closed
11/1/1966Edinburgh and Northern RailwayPerth to Ladybank line closed by rockfall at Clatchard Craig quarry
16/1/1967Edinburgh and Northern RailwayLine re-opened between Perth and Ladybank after clearing rockfall at Clatchard Craig quarry and building new line
2/9/1967Edinburgh and Northern RailwayKingskettle removed from timetable
6/10/1969Edinburgh and Northern RailwaySinclairtown, Dysart, Thornton closed to passengers
/4/1970Edinburgh and Northern RailwayClosure of Thornton (62A) shed
/4/1970Edinburgh and Northern RailwayClosure of Dunfermline (62C) shed, Townhill wagon repair shops stabling point becomes 62C and gains allocation of locomotives
16/2/1972Edinburgh and Northern RailwayTokenless block introduced between Ladybank and Hilton Junction, Bridge of Earn signal-box closed
/5/1972Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNewburgh loop extended and each track signaled for bi-directional working
8/1/1973Edinburgh and Northern RailwayWithdrawal of direct daily Kirkcaldy to Glasgow working
21/4/1973Edinburgh and Northern RailwayTrackwork at Ladybank engine shed removed, but building remains
6/10/1975Edinburgh and Northern RailwayBridge of Earn to Ladybank re-opened for passengers (after closure of Glenfarg route).
6/10/1975Edinburgh and Northern RailwaySome Perth to Edinburgh working diverted from via Stirling to via Newburgh
6/10/1979Edinburgh and Northern RailwayNewburgh sidings removed pending removal of loop
//1981Edinburgh and Northern RailwaySignaling from Dalmeny to Cupar, Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath transferred to Edinburgh Signaling Centre
//1992Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)Glenrothes with Thornton opened.
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