Clydesdale Junction Railway
This line is open.
Southbound platforms at Motherwell.
The line runs through the south east of Glasgow.
When built the area was rural, but today there is housing from Rutherglen to
Cambuslang and around Newton, Uddingston and Motherwell. The area had coal-ming
at Cambusland, Newton and around Motherwell and the Hallcraig Steelworks at
Newton, which was rail-served.
Description of route
The line joined the Polloc
and Govan Railway (at Rutherglen) to the Wishaw
and Coltness Railway (at Motherwell).
(Polloc and Govan Railway)
(Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway (Caledonian
Cambuslang is a two platform station served
by local trains.
Newton West Junction
Here the Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway joined from the north and west at an east facing
junction and at the same location the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway joined
from the south and west at an east facing junction. The line running north was
retained for Westburn Engineering, out of use, until the 1980s.
Newton station has two platforms and is bypassed
in addition. The station is served by trains passing round the Hamilton
Newton East Junction
(Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway))
Uddingston station still has a very fine station
building. This is a two platform station. To the west the line crosses a large
viaduct with the obvious remains of another viaduct running next to it.
Looking east over Uddingston Junction. Bellshill
and Midcalder Line) to left, Motherwell route to right.
branch (Caledonian Railway))
The new station at Motherwell is a large one
with four platforms - two on the mainline south and two on the Hamilton Circle.
To the north are the Motherwell Bridge sidings and Lesmahgow Junction (now called
Motherwell Junction) where the Motherwell
Deviation Line goes north towards Mossend.
(was Motherwell (Old)) Now closed
(Wishaw and Coltness Railway)
Page created on 18/05/1996
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford