Blairhill

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Drumpeller and Gartsherrie (1889-1899)
Blairhill and Gartsherrie (1899-1966)
Blairhill (1966-)

Station code: BAI National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.

Description

This is a two platform station. The station building is above the westbound platform with a footbridge running to the eastbound platform. To the south of the station is the car park. The station serves the north west of Coatbridge.

The station originally had a ticket office and footbridge at the west end. There were waiting rooms on each platform. The main station building, supported on arches, sat above the westbound platform. This was demolished in the 1990s.

The station had no goods yard.

To the west was the signal box and junction for Drumpellie Colliery Pit No 3, Gartsherrie Colliery Pit No 1, Gartsherrie Colliery Pit No 2 and an extensive network of colliery lines to the north of the railway. The box closed in 1960 during re-signalling for electrification preparations, taken over by Sunnyside Junction box.

Gartsherrie House was to the north, now lost under the Coatbridge Container Depot.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map