Ardeer Platform

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Ardeer Platform (1896-1966)

Opened on the Ardeer (Misk) Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


Description

This was a single platform workers station.

This branch into Ardeer dated from 1887 and was built by the Glasgow and South Western Railway. In 1888 the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway opened, with a curve connecting onto the Ardeer branch - this had a somewhat awkward connection from that company's Ardeer Ironworks branch, not a direct connection.

Originally Ardeer Works Platform or Ardeer (Works) Platform. The Glasgow and South Western Railway Association notes that the platform was opened by the LMS before 07/1926, but this earlier date is also noted. Closure came in 1966.

Just to the north the branch divided into two groups of goods sidings alongside each other.

Local

Nobel Prize - Alfred Nobel in Scotland


Tags

Station terminus