Coatbridge Central

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Coatbridge [CR] (1843-1953)
Coatbridge Central (1953-)

Opened on the Whifflet Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

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.

07/05/2018

Tags

Station

External links

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