Location type


Name and dates

Newhouse (1888-1930)

Opened on the Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway).


This station had two platforms and a goods yard at south end, east side, approached from south. The main building was on the northbound platform. It had a loop on an otherwise single track line. The signal box was at the south end of the northbound platform

To the north the Glasgow and Edinburgh Road passed overhead, which became an early dual carriageway bridge as the road was improved. The was to be the shape of things to come: the M8 is just to the north.

Newhouse Colliery Pit No 1 was to the south west, approached from south. A rail served pumping station was build to the east of the station.

The station opened on the 1888 line between Chapelhall (on a line progressively opened from Rosehall Junction, Whifflet) and Legbrannock Branch Junction.

The signal box closed in 1922 and the station closed 1930. The loop was lifted, the southbound line retained. The station building remained, in use as a house.

The line ceased as through route in 1941 with the demolition of the Calderbank Viaduct. Visited by a railtour. The line closed in 1966.

The platforms remain, now very overgrown. These were cleared of vegetation in the 1990s when remaining building was demolished.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1881Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the Airdrie Branch granted - one of a group of lines called the Lanarkshire Lines. The Airdrie Branch was to run via Whifflet Upper on the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway) to Airdrie [CR]. The 'Loop' or 'Lanarkshire Lines' were to run from Airdrie [CR] to Newhouse and beyond, making connection with the existing mineral lines, Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway), near Omoa. Branches to Chapelhall Iron Works, Calderbank Iron Works and Gartness, serving the Gartness Malleable Iron Works, also authorised.
  /  /1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the Newhouse and Chapelhall parts of the Lanarkshire Lines authorised.
02/07/1888Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Chapelhall extended to Newhouse (passengers, minerals and goods) and beyond to Lanridge Junction (goods and minerals only). Stations opened at Calderbank, Chapelhall and Newhouse.
01/12/1930Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Newhouse to Airdrie [CR] closed to passengers
04/04/1966Salsburgh Branch (Caledonian Railway) Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Bellside Junction (excluded) to Newhouse to Chapelhall closed.