Location type


Name and dates

Bellshill (1879-)

Station code: BLH National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.
Open on the Glasgow to Lanark.


This is a two platform station. The station is elevated above street level and has a footbridge.

Until the late 1980s the original Caledonian Railway style buildings survived. The main building was on the westbound platform.

A small goods yard (now the car park) existed to the west, on the south side of the line and approached from the west alongside a branch which served Bellshill Colliery Pit No 3. There was a signal box (1879) west of the station on the north side of the line opposite the point where the goods sidings left the main line. The box was replaced with a ground frame in 1960.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

  /  /1899Mossend West to Mossend South Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the line from Uddingston via Bellshill to Motherwell. This is the short curve from Mossend West Junction (west) to Milnwood Junction (south) at Mossend.
  /11/2011Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Car park under construction at Bellshill.

News items

25/02/2022ScotRail ticket office closures postponed and fewer in Glasgow will have hours reduced [Glasgow World]
03/05/2021Bellshill Station passenger notches up Scotland's biggest fine for fare dodging during pandemic [Motherwell Times]
27/11/2020Scotrail worker transforms tier 4 Bellshill station into winter wonderland [Daily Record]
04/08/2015New rail freight terminal in Bellshill approved [BBC News]