This is a two platform station.
The present station is very close to the site of the first Whifflet station, originally spelled Whifflat. It was just to the south east at Whifflet South Junction.
A new station, Whifflet Low Level, was opened further north on the opening of the Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway) and its high level station Whifflet [High Level]. The replacement station closed in 1962.
The present Whifflet station opened with the re-opening of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway to local DMU trains from Glasgow Central High Level in 1992, operating as a terminus for that line. As the station is located on a main line, between uses these trains would wait on the parallel North British Railway to leave the line clear.
With electrification of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway the station is no longer used as a terminus with trains continuing south, most coming from locations to the west of Glasgow and passing through Glasgow Central Low Level and returning to Glasgow via Hamilton Central.
Calder Iron Works [Station]
Coatbridge Central [NB]
| Whifflet East Junction|
Whifflet South Junction
Whifflat Junction [Rosehall Junction]
Whifflet North Junction
Whifflet Central Junction
Whifflet East Goods
Coatbank Engine Works
Lochrin Iron Works
Calder Tube Works
Rosehall Siding Signal Box
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1829||Wishaw and Coltness Railway|
Act receives Royal assent. Line gauge was 4ft6in and was extended slowly south from Whifflet and Carnbroe Iron Works to the Coltness Iron Works Railway and the Chapel Colliery. A branch was authorised to Newarthill to meet the Omoa Iron Works Railway. Further authorised branches to Rosehall and Law were not built.
|25/01/1834||Wishaw and Coltness Railway|
First portion of line opened from Whifflet to Holytown [1st] for minerals. (This portion included the Holytown Tunnel south of Carnbroe.)
|01/11/1878||Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway|
Whifflet to Bothwell Castle opened for goods.
|01/05/1879||Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway|
Whifflet to Bothwell [North British] opened for passengers. Bellshill [NB] opened.
|02/09/1945||Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway|
Bellshill [NB] North Signal Box closed on singling of Bothwell [North British] to Whifflet line.
|13/07/1954||Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway|
Bothwell [North British] to Whifflet closed.
|04/10/1993||Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway|
Whifflet station opened
|04/10/1993||Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Local passenger service established between Glasgow (Rutherglen East Junction) and Whifflet. Trains interconnect with services to Motherwell and Coatbridge Central. 'Heritage' Diesel Multiple Units were used.
|09/12/1994||Glasgow Central Railway|
The River Kelvin bursts its banks and floods the disused tunnels from Kelvin Bridge to Stobcross, where it floods the open Argyle Line railway. The route through Glasgow Central Low Level is closed between Partick and Rutherglen and trains are diverted onto the Sunnyside Junction to Whifflet section of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway for access to Motherwell. This remains in operation for around nine months.