Hamilton West

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Hamilton (1849-1876)
Hamilton West (1876-)

Station code: HNW National Rail ScotRail
Where: South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway).
Opened on the Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway).
Open on the Glasgow to Larkhall.
Open on the Hamilton Circle.

Description

This is a two platform station.

It was originally the terminus of the Hamilton Branch from Newton. In its original form it was a single platform station with the passenger platform on the north side of the line and goods facilities (loading banks and goods shed) on the south side of the line. There were turnplates at the buffer end.

The line was later (1876) extended through Hamilton Central to Ross Junction and Ferniegair. This was an end on junction and Hamilton West occupied the same site as the original station but with two platforms and two lines. Hamilton Shed was developed to the west of the station and Townsland Colliery was to the east. These, and the station, were served from the north.

The extension passed under Peacock Cross itself and lines fanned out from Cadzow Junction.

The station remains open.

The line is promoted and supported by the Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership .

Tags

Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
09/05/2018




Dates

  /  /1845Clydesdale Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The line was authorised from Glasgow, using the Polloc and Govan Railway to reach Hamilton with a branch to Motherwell [1st], the forks dividing at the later Newton station. The line would bring coal from pits in the Hamilton area, owned by the Dixons amongst others, to the Govan Iron Works.
17/09/1849Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton Junction to Hamilton opened. Blantyre opens, an intermediate station. (Originally promoted as the Clydesdale Junction Railway.
01/12/1866Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Passenger services start; a connecting bus runs between Hamilton and Ferniegair [1st] for route to Glasgow's South Side (passenger trains not allowed north of Ferniegair until improvements made). Trains runs south from Ferniegair [1st] to Lesmahagow [1st]. Blackwood [1st] slip carriage dropped at Southfield Junction and taken on separately. Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] branch opened to passengers.
18/07/1872Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction (Ferniegair) authorised. Some deviation of the original line at Ferniegair is required.
29/05/1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to freight.
29/05/1876Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to freight.
18/09/1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to minerals.
18/09/1876Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to minerals.
02/10/1876Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to passengers.
02/10/1876Hamilton to Ferniegair (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to passengers. Station opened at Hamilton Central. Hamilton becomes Hamilton West. (Alternative date 14/07/1876 - although unclear, this may be the Haughead to Ross Jncts curve.)
01/10/1945Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
Strathaven Central to Hamilton West (Strathaven Junction) closed to passengers
01/10/1951Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Brocketsbrae to Hamilton (Ferniegair Junction) closed to passengers.
15/09/1952Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Hamilton to Peacock Cross (Allanshaw Foundry) closed to all traffic.
04/10/1965Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Coalburn to Hamilton (Haughhead Junction) closed to passengers.