Wishaw South

Location type


Names and dates

Wishaw [1st] (1843-1880)
Wishaw South (1880-1958)

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

Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.


This was a two platform station. It was the first station in Wishaw.

A goods yard was on the south west side of the line, approached from the north west. There was a single road stone built shed.

The Pickering Wagon Works was to the south, served by a siding which started from the goods yard line and ran south. This had also served Green Colliery.

The Wishaw Steel Works was to the north west, on the south west side of the line. This was linked to the Wishaw Iron Works with a private line, part of the Wishaw Estate Railway, which passed under the main line. The steel works was served by a siding approached from Wishaw Iron Works Signal Box.

The station became Wishaw South on the opening of the Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway) when Wishaw Central opened to the north.

The Wishaw Steel Works became RNSD Wishaw.

The station closed to passengers in 1958. The signal box closed in 1972.

Wishaw Oil Depot opened in the station goods yard. It is now closed.

Nothing remains of the station. The line remains open, used by long distance high speed trains.



External links

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


01/06/1880Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Wishaw [1st] re-named Wishaw South.
15/09/1958Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Wishaw South closed.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Old Newmains and the Villages Around Wishaw

Old Wishaw

Wishaw 1896: Lanarkshire Sheet 18.03 (Old O.S. Maps of Lanarkshire)