Coatbridge Sunnyside

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Coatbridge Sunnyside (1864-)

Opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.


Description

This is a two platform station with the main building on the Glasgow bound platform. The Sunnyside Coffee Company is based in the station building.

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.

The station is built on a deviation of the Monkland and Kirktintilloch 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.


Tags

Station

External links

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