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In 2015 the Society Council agreed that Birkhill would be upgraded as  a signalled passing station, a development which will transform both the operational capabilities of the railway and the station itself. The S&T Department has already commenced some of the work needed by erecting 5 signals.

The development will need to be done in phases and in Autumn of  2016 the SRPS established an Appeal to generate support to bring the development in to reality.

Work commenced in June 2017 with the cutting out and laying of the initial foundations and construction of the platform retaining wall. The old footbridge from West Calder station has now been removed and is undergoing restoration work. The footbridge foundations have now been dug and concrete poured.


If you wish to support this exciting development please visit the just giving web site –

Please see the weekly posts for the latest update on the build programme, a new gallery page has been created to provide a pictorial account of build progress please click on the link below:

Second Platform Gallery