ABOUT THE STATIONS

BO'NESS STATION

Booking Office

The traditional Booking Office is located in the former Wormit station building. This building, which was relocated from the south end of the Tay Bridge, also contains ladies and gents toilets. The adjacent modern building houses the Station Buffet, gift shop, VisitScotland Information Centre, and toilets suitable for disabled visitors.

Station Buffet

Station-Buffet-for-websiteWhatever the time of day you will find homemade, locally-sourced produce in our Station Buffet at Bo’ness Station. From traditional Scottish dishes, made using our chef’s special recipes, to a pot of Fairtrade tea and a cake, there is something for every appetite.

Please note our Station Buffet is only open when trains are running, that is yellow, orange and green timetables and on special events.

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Gift Shop

Gift-Shop-for-webThe gift shop is always a popular part of any visit. It stocks books, DVDs and memorabilia for the enthusiast, as well as Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and other toys.

Please note our Gift Shop is only open when trains are running, that is yellow, orange and green timetables and on special events.

VisitScotland Information Centre

Bo’ness VisitScotland Information Centre is located in the station and provides information about accommodation and attractions locally and throughout Scotland.

 

 

 

 

Gauge ‘O’ Model Railway

The Gauge ‘O’ Model Railway is housed in two Norwegian carriages next to the station and picnic area. Glenauchter, based on Gleneagles station, has been built and is operated by the Gauge ‘O’ Guild. It is open on weekends and bank holidays only.

 

 

 

Museum of Scottish Railways

Be sure to visit our Museum of Scottish Railways. Three large halls of historic locomotives, carriages and wagons as well as a railway themed activity area for children.


 

KINNEIL HALT

New Kinneil Platform SignRecently awarded Local Nature Reserve Status, the area at Kinneil Halt is the first stop on your journey.It takes about seven minutes to get here by train from Bo’ness and if you choose to walk back along the coast it takes about 15 minutes of fresh air and wonderful views!

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The foreshore walks are wheelchair and pushchair friendly and will be an enjoyable way to work up an appetite. It’s the perfect place for a picnic!

If you have time, why not take the 15 minute walk to Kinneil Estate and Museum. For lovers of Real Ale (and a favourite with our volunteers!) a five minute stroll will bring you to The Corbie Inn, the area’s newest bar and restaurant. With a traditional brewery situated Kinneil Church Viewto the rear of the Corbie Inn, it’s the nearest thing to having a brewery tap and a favourite with our volunteers!

 

 

 

Kinneil Track

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BIRKHILL STATION

On to Birkhill, this countryside location is a favourite with film-makers and has starred on TV & the silver screen. Today, take in the Waiting Room and bring your picnic and take a walk in the beautiful meadow or sit quietly and watch nature at its best, you could be lucky and see a deer cross the track, rabbits hopping about and even a bird of prey or two.

MANUEL - NEW STATION NOW OPEN!

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, from July 2013 visitors can stretch their legs at Manuel and enjoy a platform view of the engine changing ends to pull the train back to Bo’ness and take the chance to meet the driver. Two different level viewing platforms enable visitors to experience the sharp contrast between our steam and heritage diesel trains of yesteryear and the fast trains of the mainline railway on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line.

The First Passenger Train, Saturday 29 June 2013

First steam train arrives at Manuel on 29 June 2013

First steam train arrives at Manuel on 29 June 2013

First steam train crew to Manuel

First steam train crew to Manuel

MANUEL - So what is at the end of the line now?

Train arrives at new Manuel Station

Train arrives at new Manuel Station

Leave your seat and stretch your legs!

Leave your seat and stretch your legs!

Alight and watch the crew take the loco to the points to change tracks as the loco is put on the rear of the train - cameras ready!

Alight and watch the crew take the loco to the points to change tracks as the loco is put on the rear of the train – cameras ready!

Make your way to the platform or upper viewing point

Make your way to the platform or upper viewing point

Fast trains speed past on the Edinburgh- Glasgow mainline

Fast trains speed past on the Edinburgh- Glasgow mainline

The loco gets back to the platform...

The loco gets back to the platform…

...and is coupled back up to the coaches

…and is coupled back up to the coaches

Now's the time to meet your driver on the footplate before you say goodbye to our new station!

Now’s the time to meet your driver on the footplate before you say goodbye to our new station!

Goodbye and see you again!

Goodbye and see you again!