Killdane (previously Keeill-y-Deighan, or the "Church of the Devil", originating from the circle of standing stones on the plateau above the village) is a town and the junction for the Peel Godred Branch Line. An hourly (half-hourly at peak times) service is provided and four passenger trains are pulled along the branch from here by electric locomotives daily.

In 1935 Henry crashed into a goods train here whilst pulling "The Flying Kipper".

In 1967, a ballast processing plant and distribution center was set up by the Arlesdale Ballast and Granite Company. A motorail terminal was also opened here in 1977.