Gartcosh

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Gartcosh (1842-1962)
Gartcosh (2005-)

Station code: GRH National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld via Duke Street.

Description

This is a modern minimal two platform station. It was opened in 2005 on the site of the previous Gartcosh station, closed in 1962.

The station has a car park on the north side. Just to the west the line passes over the M73.

The previous station had no goods yard (originally it had a siding to the west). It had two platforms with station buildings on each platform, that on the eastbound being slightly larger. There was a footbridge at the west end. The platforms were considerably longer than the present station.

Gartcosh House is to the immediate south and the Gartcosh Steelworks was just east of the station, on the north side of the line. Gartcosh Junction was just to the east where the routes to Cumbernauld and Coatbridge Central divide. The Cumbernauld route (the Hayhill Branch) opened in 1866, prior to this all trains had to very inconveniently reverse at Coatbridge. To the west was the Gartcosh Fireclay Works and Bishop Colliery (later a container depot, now gone).

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
NLS Map
NLS Map
02/12/2018




Dates

  /  /1837Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Gartcosh and Garnkirk stations opened.
05/11/1962Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Gartcosh station closed.