Heatherbell Level Crossing

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Name and dates

Heatherbell Level Crossing (1826-)

Opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

Description

This level crossing is north of Coatbridge. Gartgill Road crosses the double track railway here on a section of line which is now a double track main line but started life as a portion of the Monkland and Kirktintilloch Railway, largely a coal railway, of 1826.

The portion of line between Garnqueen South Junction (to the north) to Gartsherrie East Junction (to the south) became North British Railway owned, breaking the Caledonian Railway main line.

There was a signal box here on the east side of the line and north of the crossing. The box closed in 1963 when barriers were installed.

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Level Crossing