Location type


Names and dates

Newarthill (1834-1880)
Carfin Halt (1927-1970)
Carfin (1970-)

Station code: CRF National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.


This is a two platform station with a car park on the south side. the car park was formerly the goods yard and featured a large double height loading bank with two faces.

To the east of the station was Cleland Junction where the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway) met the existing Omoa branch of the older Wishaw and Coltness Railway.

To the north of the station was the Lanarkshire Bridge Works, with sidings served from the west and to the west is Holytown Junction.

Also to the north was a long straggling single track branch to Legbrannock running out from Holytown Junction.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1829Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Act receives Royal assent. Line gauge was 4ft 6in and was extended slowly south from Whifflet and Carnbroe Iron Works to the Coltness Iron Works Railway and the Chapel Colliery. A branch was authorised to Newarthill to meet the Omoa Iron Works Railway. Further authorised branches to Rosehall and Law were not built.
31/05/1834Wishaw and Coltness Railway Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Cleland Branch, Holytown [1st] to Newarthill, opened for minerals. (Not long afterwards a passenger service from Newarthill with the carriage joining Glasgow Townhead trains at Gartsherrie [GGR] was introduced. It ran from Newarthill in the morning and back in the afternoon/evening.)
  /  /2018Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Carfin platforms extended.

News items

01/08/2023Boys left with life-changing injuries after electrocutions on railways in Edinburgh and North Lanarkshire [STV]
26/11/2018£2m Carfin station investment delivered [Network Rail]
15/05/2009Man shot in rail station incident [BBC News Article]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Bradshaw's Guides Scotlands Railways West Coast - Carlisle to Inverness: 5

Old Newmains and the Villages Around Wishaw

Old Wishaw

Wishaw 1896: Lanarkshire Sheet 18.03 (Old O.S. Maps of Lanarkshire)