Uddingston Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Uddingston Junction (1878-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Clydesdale Junction Railway.
Opened on the Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This junction is east of Uddingston station. It is the junction between the Glasgow to Motherwell direct line (the 1849 Clydesdale Junction Railway) and line to Bellshill (1878 Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)).

The original Uddingston [1st] station was directly west of the junction, it was replaced by the present Uddingston station when the junction was opened.

The signal box was on the north side of the junction.

The junction was crossed by the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway in 1877 - presumably both junction and line built simultaneously. (On the GBH&CR this was between Uddingston West and Uddingston East).

The signal box was replaced in 1937 by a new box a little further east (this new box subsumed Viewpark Colliery Signal Box, which had been to the east, in 1938. (Viewpark was one of the unusual boxes controlling two lines approaching a junction but not the junction itself.)

The box closed in 1973, replaced by the Motherwell signalling Centre. The junction remains open.

Tags

Junction 12/08/2019



Dates

30/12/1878Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch opened for goods from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction and a curve from Mossend Junction to Holytown Junction. This allowed trains from the Shotts route to approach Glasgow Central rather than Buchanan Street.
01/05/1879Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Mossend branch opened for passengers from Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction.
01/06/1879Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
Uddingston Junction to Fullwood Junction opened for passengers.