Chapelhall

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Chapelhall (1887-1930)

Opened on the Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station to the west of the village of Chapelhall. The line north and west to Calderbank and Airdrie [CR] was double track. Going south east to Newhouse it dropped to a single track. The main station building was on the northbound platform with a waiting room on the southbound.

The signal box was at the north end of the southbound platform.

The goods yard was on the west side, approached from the north.

To the north west the line had sidings for the Chapelhall Iron Works (the works closed in 1886 - bad timing! but the site continued as a headshunt for the Calderbank Steel Works) and continued over Caderbank Viaduct to reach Calderbank.

The station closed to passengers in 1930. The Calderbank viaduct had deteriorated and the line was singled to the north west in 1934 and closed west of the iron works about 1941.

The remainder from Chapelhall to Bellside Junction, now largely pruned of sidings, closed in 1966. A works on the iron works site was rail served until the end (marked disused 1959). It would have been approached by an awkward reversal on a short length at the site of the viaduct.

The site has been partly built over and partly landscaped.

Tags

Station 02/07/2019


Dates

02/07/1888Airdrie and Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway)
Newhouse to Chapelhall opened.
  /  /1939Airdrie and Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway)
Chapelhall to Calderbank closed to freight.
04/04/1966Airdrie and Newhouse Line (Caledonian Railway)
Newhouse to Chapelhall closed to freight