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 .
Meikle Earnock Halt
Bothwell [North British]
| Townsland Colliery|
Hamilton Engine Sheds Junction
Burnbank Signal Box
Strathaven Junction Yard
Whitehill Wagon Works
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|17/09/1849||Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Newton to Hamilton opened.
|01/12/1866||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Passenger services start; bus runs between Hamilton and Ferniegair [1st] for route to Glasgow's South Side; the main route through to Buchanan Street. Blackwood carriage dropped at Southfield Junction and taken on separately.
|18/07/1872||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ross Junction (Ferniegair) authorised.
|29/05/1876||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to freight.
|29/05/1876||Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to freight.
|18/09/1876||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to minerals.
|18/09/1876||Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to minerals.
|02/10/1876||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ross Junction opened to passengers.
|02/10/1876||Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Hamilton West to Ferniegair opened to passengers.
|01/10/1945||Hamilton and Strathaven Railway|
Strathaven Central to Hamilton West (Strathaven Junction) closed to passengers
|01/10/1951||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Brocketsbrae to Hamilton (Ferniegair Junction) closed to passengers.
|15/09/1952||Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway|
Hamilton to Peacock Cross (Allanshaw Foundry) closed to all traffic.
|04/10/1965||Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)|
Coalburn to Hamilton (Haughhead Junction) closed to passengers.