Coatbridge Sunnyside

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Name and dates

Coatbridge Sunnyside (1864-)

Station code: CBS National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Hornock Deviation (Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.


This is a two platform station with the main building, on the Glasgow bound platform. The brick built building is a single storey. The Sunnyside Coffee Company is based in the station building. The station formerly served the Gartsherrie Iron Works.

The ticket office was on the overbridge at the west end of the station, the building removed around 1988.

There was a goods yard in what is now the car park, on the south side of the line, approached from the east. Just west is Sunnyside Junction.

To the north was a siding for the Lamberton Works, approached from the east.

The station is built on a deviation of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway the former goods yard (now car park) being the stump of the former route which had been further south - the realignment allowed an expansion of the Gartsherrie Iron Works.

Later, with the opening of the route west to Glasgow High Street, there was a further slight realignment to the south.

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is not far from the station, but requires a fair walk to reach the entrance.


Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is not far from the station.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/02/1871Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Coatbridge Sunnyside opened on re-aligned western part of the Kipps branch.
  /  /1888Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Coatbridge Sunnyside opened.
08/01/1956Glasgow City and District Railway Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway) Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) Boghead to Cowdenhead Branch (Monkland Railways) Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways) Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Last regular Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Waverley via Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Bathgate Upper service runs.
  /05/1997Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
Platforms raised at resurfaced at Easterhouse, Garrowhill and Coatbridge Sunnyside and the station building renovated at the latter.

News items

12/04/2023Independent coffee shop brewing up a storm at third Lanarkshire train station [Daily Record]
05/07/2022Lanarkshire walks: Follow in the footsteps of the industrial trailblazers in Coatbridge [Herald Scotland]
10/05/2022Railway re-opens following train derailment at Coatbridge [Network Rail]
09/05/2022Scottish derailment casts a cloud over Coatbridge Sunnyside []
05/02/2022Coatbridge MSP's opposition to town's rail office proposals [Daily Record]
01/12/2021Coatbridge Sunnyside train services near Glasgow disrupted due to flooding [Glasgow Times]
29/09/2021Vegetation damages overhead lines sparking commuter chaos on busy Glasgow train route [Evening Times]
18/02/2020Coatbridge Sunnyside station locked down amid railway 'incident' [Evening Times]