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 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.
Coatbridge Central [NB]
Gartsherrie [M and K]
Other railway and industry locations
Summerlee Iron Works
Gartsherrie Shed [GGR]
Gartsherrie Iron Works
Gunnie South Signal Box
North British Ironworks
Gunnie Yard [1st]
Langloan East Junction
|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.