Motherwell [1st]

Location type


Name and dates

Motherwell [1st] (1843-1849)

Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


The first, and short lived, station in Motherwell was on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway close to Merry Street, on a section of line now closed which was to the north of the present main line alignment.

The line was in a cutting and facilities were probably very minimal. First use, for an excursion, was in 1842.

The station was replaced with the opening of Motherwell [2nd] (or Motherwell Junction) which was slightly to the east at the junction between the 1849 Clydesdale Junction Railway and Wishaw and Coltness Railway.

The present Motherwell station is to the west.

Little remains to be seen at the station site. There is a strip of grass on the east side of Pollock Street and lower lying ground which roughly equate to the former cutting. To the east Brandon Parade Car Park occupies the line's location.




External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67