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Kirkhill (1904-)

Station code: KKH National Rail ScotRail
Where: South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway.
Open on the Newton Line.


This station is west of Kirkhill Tunnel. It is a two platform station. It had platform waiting rooms (which still stood after electrification) and a street level ticket office, which survived the platform buildings but was demolished in the 1990s (?). The platforms are much lower than the surrounding land.

The station's goods yard Kirkhill Goods was to the east beyond the short tunnel under Greenlees Road. The sidings were approached from the east and on the north side of the line. The station's signal box was located here on the north side of the line in the 'V' of the junction between the main line ans sidings. A signal bridge stood to the east beyond which was Kirkhill Tunnel and, going further east, Kirkhill Junction where the routes to Newton and Carmyle divided.

The station signal box closed in 1961 when it was replaced by Cathcart Power Box.



Chronology Dates

01/08/1904Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Mount Florida and Cathcart to Newton and Kirkhill Junction to Westburn Junction opened for passengers. Burnside and Kirkhill stations opened.
17/06/1957Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Kirkhill (Kirkhill Junction) to Carmyle (Westburn Junction) closed to passengers.
29/05/1962Glasgow South Bank Electrification
Cathcart Circle, Cathcart to Neilston and Cathcart to Motherwell via Kirkhill electrified.

News items

21/12/2020Stations need to offer better access [Carluke Gazette]
20/02/2018Fresh signal problems cause major disruption to Glasgow rail services [BBC News]
31/01/2017Work to begin on Gore Glen bing [Midlothian View]


Forgotten Railways: Scotland