High Blantyre

Location type

Station


Name and dates

High Blantyre (1863-1945)

Opened on the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station on a double track line. The station buildings were typical Caledonian Railway style with a footbridge at the north end. Hunthill Junction was not far to the north.

There was a signal box at the south end of the station on the west side and sidings on both sides, both groups approached from the south. A branch ran east from Sydes Siding to Blantyre Colliery Pit No 2 from which there was a connection to the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway. A tramway ran south west to another pit.

The station closed to passengers in 1945. The line south to Meikle Earnock closed in 1953. The box closed in 1957 when the line was singled. The railway closed altogether in 1960.

The station site has been cleared and is now occupied by housing. Some hints of the former bridge over the B7102 to the north of the station remain. The branch to Blantyre Colliery Pit No 2 is now obliterated by the A725.


Tags

Station

External links

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