Monkland Railways



Dates

14/08/1848[Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway]
[Ballochney Railway]
[Slamannan Railway]
[Monkland Railways]
Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway merges with Ballochney Railway and Slamannan Railway to become Monkland Railways.
  /08/1860Monkland Railways
Act for branch from the New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) at Westcraigs to Shotts Goods passed.
05/02/1862Monkland Railways
Westcraigs to Shotts Goods opened. Used by the Shotts Iron Works to export pig iron via Leith docks.
28/07/1863[Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway] ([Monkland Railways])
Line opened.
  /  /1864[Monkland Railways]
Branch opened from the Westcraigs to Shotts line to West Benhar Colliery.
31/07/1865[Monkland Railways]
[Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway]
Monkland Railways absorbed by Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
01/05/1930[Bathgate Branch] ([Monkland Railways])
Blackston Junction to Bathgate Upper closed to passengers
08/01/1956Glasgow City and District RailwayCoatbridge Branch (North British Railway)Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBathgate and Coatbridge Railway (Monkland Railways)Edinburgh and Bathgate RailwayEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Last regular Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Waverley via Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Bathgate Upper service runs.
09/01/1956[Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway] ([Monkland Railways])
Airdrie to Bathgate Upper to Edinburgh closed to passengers.
28/12/1964[Bathgate Branch] ([Monkland Railways])
Blackston Junction to Westfield Paper mill closed to freight
01/05/1967[Bathgate Branch] ([Monkland Railways])
Westfield Paper mill to Bathgate lower closed to freight
03/09/1973[Bathgate Branch] ([Monkland Railways])
Bathgate Lower to Bathgate Upper closed to freight
  /02/1982[Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway] ([Monkland Railways])
Last freight runs between Airdrie and Bathgate. Line lifted between Moffat Mills (Airdrie) and Bathgate.