Location type


Name and dates

Croy (1842-)

Station code: CRO National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Perth.


This is a two platform station originally serving a large area but with low population.

Somehow the station survived the closure of many other stations on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and has now found new life serving the west of Cumbernauld and as a Park and Ride station having several considerably sized carparks.

The original station building on the westbound platform was lost in the 1990s. There was a goods yard on the south side of the line, approached from the west and a siding on the north side. The signal box was on the westbound platform. It was replaced with another a little further to the west in 1907.

The signal box closed in 1964. Following closure the goods yard became the first of the car parks.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1934William Baird & Co
Auchinstarry miners rows demolished and the population moved to Croy.
  /05/1997Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Railtrack completes a drainage scheme at Croy at a cost of £460K.
  /11/1999Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
New station building built at Croy and car park enlarged.
  /10/2006Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
A £6M multi storey car park is planned by SPT at Croy.
  /09/2007Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Proposal to make Croy a transport hub with a 900 space car park.
23/02/2011Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown opens new 700 space car park, adding to the existing 215, at Croy station.

News items

12/04/2023Independent coffee shop brewing up a storm at third Lanarkshire train station [Daily Record]
06/04/2023Flood resilience work set to start at Croy [Network Rail]
14/10/2022Croy station bridges accessibility gap [Network Rail]
19/11/2021Joy for Croy as work on step free station access begins [Network Rail]
07/08/2021Scotland Weather: Speed restrictions on Scottish trains due to heavy rain across the country [Scotsman]
05/07/2021ScotRail: Delays expected as Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street trains running at reduced speed [Scotsman]
28/06/2019Police carry out security checks at Croy station ahead of royal visit [The Herald]
18/06/2018Local stations upgraded ahead of roll-out of brand new trains [ScotRail]
26/05/2008Phased plans for Glasgow Crossrail [Railscot]
24/09/2000ScotRail's Winter timetable [Railscot]


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