Whifflet Upper

Location type


Names and dates

Whifflet [High Level] (1886-1953)
Whifflet Upper (1953-1964)

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

Opened on the Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway).


This was an island platform station elevated above street level and crossing over Whifflet Lower (to the west) and Whifflet [NB] (to the east), and Coatbank Street. Much of the station still exists, increasingly overgrown. From the east end the embankment and bridges have been removed.

At some point the platform building was moved east. There were footways down to each platform on lower level and Coatbridge Street - the island platform forming the footbridge.

Rosehall Junction was to the west.

At the east end of the station Whfflet High Level signal box was on the south side of the line east of Coatbank Street. The Victoria Iron and Steel works was to the east (north of line) and opposite the Calder Hot Roll Tube Works was to south, both works being accessed from west.

The line east to Airdrie [CR] was singled in 1948.

The station closed in 1964. The line this to continue to serve the works directly to the east and Imperial Steel Works near Airdrie.

The signal box closed in 1965. The line continued to serve the works until only Imperial remained. The railway closed in 1990.

The east end of the station has been demolished, the portion crossing over Coatbank Street. Going east to Calder the line is overgrown.



External links

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


  /  /1881Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation for the Airdrie Branch granted - 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.
  /  /1882Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Lock Street Viaduct built over the Monkland Canal to extend the line from Whifflet Upper to Airdrie [CR].
19/04/1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened for goods from Whifflet Upper to Airdrie [CR].
01/06/1886Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Whifflet Upper to Airdrie [CR] opened for passengers. Stations were Whifflet Upper, Calder and Airdrie [CR]. Whifflet Lower opened on Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway.
03/05/1943Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie [CR] to Whifflet Upper closed to passengers
05/10/1964Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Whifflet Upper to Langloan West Junction closed to passengers.