Monkland Railways



Dates

14/08/1848Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBallochney RailwaySlamannan RailwayMonkland 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.
28/07/1863New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
Line opened.
  /  /1864Monkland Railways
Branch opened from the Westcraigs to Shotts line to West Benhar Colliery.
31/07/1865Monkland Railways
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Monkland Railways absorbed by Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
01/05/1930Bathgate 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.
09/01/1956Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway (Monkland Railways)
Airdrie to Bathgate Upper to Edinburgh (Bathgate Junction) closed to passengers.
28/12/1964Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Blackston Junction to Westfield Paper Mill closed to freight
01/05/1967Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Westfield Paper Mill to Bathgate Lower closed to freight.
03/09/1973Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Bathgate Lower to Bathgate Upper closed to freight.
  /02/1982Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway (Monkland Railways)
Last freight runs between Airdrie and Bathgate Upper. Line lifted between Moffat Mills Junction (Airdrie) and Bathgate Upper.