Location type


Name and dates

Hartwood (1889-)

Station code: HTW National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.


This is a two platform station. It was opened in the countryside to the south east of Hartwood Hospital. A small village has grown around the station site.

The main station building was on the westbound platform.

The hospital was served by a short branch. This was reached by reversing from the east end of the eastbound platform to a reversing spur to the north and west of the eastbound platform, then by a further reversing spur further north again before running west to reach the hospital's north side, passing Hartwood House. This branch is long closed, the part closest to the station now occupied by housing.

To the east was the loading point for the Ladylands Mines, to the north of the line and connected to it by a tramway.

The signal box here was originally named 'Bowhousebog', renamed Hartwood in 1894, replaced in 1898 and closed in 1964.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/05/1889Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Hartwood station opened.

News items

01/08/2021Artist and local charity have brightened up train station in Hartwood village [Daily Record]
05/12/2020Severe flooding cancels trains and trams in parts of Scotland [BBC News]
24/06/2010Lots of Rhymes on the Shotts Line [First ScotRail]
01/11/2002Landslide at Hartwood [Railscot]


Vanished Railways of West Lothian