Coatbridge Sunnyside (1864-)
Opened on the 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 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.
Coatbridge Central [NB]
Gartsherrie [M and K]
Other railway and industry locations
Sunnyside Engine Works
Summerlee East Signal Box
Summerlee Iron Works
Summerlee West Signal Box
Gartsherrie Shed [GGR]
Gartsherrie Iron Works Signal Box
Gartsherrie Iron Works
Coatbridge Canal Goods
Gunnie South Signal Box
Summerlee Heritage Centre
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/02/1871||Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway|
Coatbridge Sunnyside opened.
|08/01/1956||Glasgow City and District RailwayCoatbridge Branch (North British Railway)Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBathgate and Coatbridge Railway (Monkland Railways)Edinburgh and Bathgate RailwayEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway|
Last regular Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Waverley via Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Bathgate Upper service runs.