Shotts

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Shotts (1869-)

Opened on the Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway).

Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.


Description

This is a two platform station, the station for which the Cleland to Kirknewton line is known as the Shotts line. The station has a car park on its south side (westbound platform) and ramp access via a long bridge on its north side (eastbound platform). An original stone built station building survives on the westbound platform.

There was formerly a small stone built building on the eastbound platform and a goods yard to the south of the station, approached from the west (and also serving Calderhead foundry and Calderhead Colliery). The goods yard site is now housing.

The station was west of the Shotts Iron Works and to the east a line of the North British Railway passed overhead. Further east again was Shotts Iron Works Signal Box and a small yard for access to the iron works' own Shotts Ironworks Railways.

A signal box opened at the station with the line, was replaced in 1890 and closed in 1981.

12/10/2018

Tags

Station

External links

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