Langloan Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Langloan Junction (1865-)

Station code: National Rail ScotRail
Opened on the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway.

Description

This junction is in Coatbridge. It is one of three junctions forming a triangular junction. To the north east is Coatbridge Junction, just south of Coatbridge Central. This junction allows trains from the north to approach Glasgow via Rutherglen. To the south east is Whifflet North Junction, just north of Whifflet station. This junction allows the same approach for trains from the south. It is a double track junction. Both forks opened in 1865. Langloan station was to the immediate west.

The junction was also known as Langloan West Junction to make a distinction from Langloan East Junction.

The first signal box was on the south side of the junction. Coatbridge Iron Works was to the south, served by sidings west of the box approached from the west, and there was a connection to the Souterhouse and Dundyvan Branch (Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway) serving the British Tube Works.

The box was replaced, the new box being on the north side of the junction. This allowed a looped siding, approached from the west, to be laid in on the south side of the junction.

The box closed in 1973, replaced by the Motherwell Signalling Centre. The lines are now electrified.

Tags

Junction