Coatbridge [CR] (1843-1953)
Coatbridge Central (1953-)
Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.
This is a three platform station located immediately north of Coatbridge Junction. The southbound platform is an island.
The south end of the station is partly on a bridge, (formerly crossing the Monkland Canal). A Caledonian Railway building remains on the east side of the station, now in other uses. The building has been used as a pub or restaurant on a number of occasions and has also regularly been derelict. No platform level buildings survive. These were similar to those at Gleneagles and [Eglinton Street]].
This was a four platform station, there was a bay at the north end of the northbound platform. To the north of the station was a direct link into the Summerlee Iron Works - a better connection than that from the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway which required a reversal to reach the same spot.
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is not far from the station.
Coatbridge Central [NB]
Gartsherrie [M and K]
Calder Iron Works [Station]
Other railway and industry locations
North British Ironworks
Langloan East Junction
Summerlee Iron Works
Gartsherrie Shed [GGR]
Stobcross Rivet Bolt and Nut Works
Dundyvan Iron Works
Drumpeller Coal Pit
Gartsherrie Iron Works
Summerlee Heritage Centre
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/05/1972||Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway (Caledoniand Railway)|
Coatbridge Central to Rutherglen Junction re-opened for Glasgow Central to Perth workings
|04/05/1974||Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway (Caledoniand Railway)|
Coatbridge Central to Rutherglen Junction ceases to be used for Glasgow Central to Perth workings.