Hamilton Circle



Dates

  /  /1861Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Already the Nethan Viaduct was showing signs of severe wear and tear. Later the Camp Viaduct (Ferniegair) was also showing wear both. Both were rebuilt. Camp Viaduct is still in use as part of the Hamilton Circle line.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is an underground island platform station with two faces.
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Platform scene at Glasgow Central Low Level on 11 December 2019. As so often here and elsewhere there are 'wet floor' cones on a perfectly dry ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
The Class 314 railtour departs ecs from Glasgow Central Low Level to Shields Road Depot watched by some of the passengers who had just disembarked ...
John McIntyre 18/12/2019
320413 has just arrived at Glasgow Central Low Level with a service to Larkhall as the passengers on platform 16 wait for the doors to open. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
Talking trains? Help for the uninitiated at Glasgow Central Low Level. ...
David Panton 22/06/2019

This is an underground island platform station principally accessed from Argyle Street, a busy shopping street in Glasgow. The ticket office is at street level.
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A service to Whifflet calls at Argyle Street on 10 January 2019. 320317 is the rear unit on this 6 car service which only just fits on the platform. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
The entrance passageway to Argyle Street station, seen on 5 January 2019. ...
David Panton 05/01/2019
Mr Magoo about to board a Larkhall service at Argyle Street on 13 July 2019. ...
David Panton 13/07/2019
Looking west along the platforms at Argyle Street on 8 September 2018. Colour schemes have come and gone, but the stations retains the yellow wall ...
David Panton 08/09/2018

This is a two platform station.
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318264, operating a Larkhall service, pulls into 'Brigton' on 2nd September 2017.
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David Panton 02/09/2017
A Dalmuir Service pulls into the onetime Bridgeton Cross on 11 December 2019.The spaced-out B-r-i-d-g-e-t-o-n with double arrow dates from the ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
318265 calls at Bridgeton with an eastbound service on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
The 1104 Motherwell - Milngavie Argyle Line service leaves Bridgeton on Sunday morning 12 October 2014 and disappears into the 460 yard Canning Street ...
Veronica Clibbery 12/10/2014

This is a partly underground two platform station. It is a re-opened station which opened with the Argyle Line. The south east end of the station is exposed but in a deep stone lined cutting and the north west end is in the Dalmarnock Road Tunnel. There are heavy concrete cross-braces over the line to support the cutting walls.
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Engineering works in the Motherwell area on 25th August 2018 meant that this Class 318 was entering Dalmarnock ECS after biding its time in the ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
320414 comes out of the gloom as it departs from Dalmarnock with a service to Motherwell on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
320414 departs from Dalmarnock with a service to Motherwell on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
Dawn at Dalmarnock station. View north along Swanston Street towards Dalmarnock Road early on a Sunday moring in April 2007. The time is 0835 and the ...
John Furnevel 01/04/2007

This is an island platform station. It opened with the Argyle Line (the re-opened Glasgow Central Railway) in 1979 and the remaining part of Rutherglen [3rd] on the main line closed. The station is overshadowed by the M74 Motorway extension. which passes overhead. Entry is by one of two footbridges, one from just off Farmeloan Road (to the east) and another from Victoria Street (to ...

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A Whifflet service calls at Rutherglen on 19 May. I've never quite got used to the M74 appearing above the station some years ago, but it has to be ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
320318 is the rear unit on a 6-car Dalmuir via Singer service, at Rutherglen on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
320301 calls at Rutherglen with a westbound service via Central Low Level on 10 January 2019. Above, acting like a giant platform canopy, is the M74 ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
SPT liveried 318265 about to leave Rutherglen for Dalmuir on 15 August 2006. ...
John Furnevel 15/08/2006

This is a two platform station which was opened in 1993 on the site of a former station.
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A Kirkwood to Dalmuir service enters the rather featureless Carmyle Station on 25 August 2018. Trains were originating from Kirkwood rather than ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
66092 with empty coal hoppers passes through Carmyle on a sunny Tuesday evening. ...
Colin Harkins 15/04/2008
The North Briton. 60009 Union of South Africa leading, passes through Carmyle on 15 April 2008. ...
Colin Harkins 15/04/2008
Royal Scot no 46115 Scots Guardsman passes Carmyle at 19.04 on 24 April with the Inverness to Glasgow Central leg of the 'Great Britain V' ...
Ken Browne 24/04/2012

This is a two platform station. It re-opened with the re-opening of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway to local trains in 1993.
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A quiet Sunday morning platform scene at Mount Vernon in April 2007, looking west towards Carmyle. It would be another seven and a half years before ...
John Furnevel 01/04/2007
Looking east along Hamilton Road towards Mount Vernon station on a dreich January day. The gates (left) survive from the now demolished 'Golden ...
Colin McDonald 19/01/2019
Platform 1 at Mount Vernon now has CCTV fitted for Driver Only Operation as part of the electrification project. 156449 is seen here on 1st October ...
Colin McDonald 01/10/2014
3/4 MP sign. Sign (re-painted) located at edge of track east of Mount Vernon Station on Caledonian Railway's Rutherglen & Coatbridge Line. ...
Alistair MacKenzie 17/1/1980

This is a two platform station. The station opened with the re-opening of the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway to a local train service in 1993.
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The newly completed Muirhead Road overbridge at Baillieston on 15th August 2018, shortly after it was opened to traffic. ...
Colin McDonald 15/08/2018
The Muirhead Road overbridge deck is cut into sections before being lifted on to waiting lorries. ...
Colin McDonald 11/03/2018
All go at the south end of the new overbridge at Baillieston at the end of April 2018 ...
Colin McDonald 27/04/2018
The sections of the temporary Baillieston pedestrian and services bridge together with its north supporting tower have arrived at the site and are ...
Colin McDonald 29/10/2017

This is a two platform station to the west of Langmuir Road. The station opened in 1993 on the site of the earlier Drumpark station. Both stations are and were minimal.
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Contractors dismantling OHLE equipment on 11th July 2015, the first day of the 2 week line closure for the installation of the new viaduct. ...
Colin McDonald 11/07/2015
156 510 on a Whifflet train at Bargeddie on 17 September 2008. ...
David Panton 17/09/2008
156 505 with a Whifflet - Glasgow Central service calls at Bargeddie on 17 September 2008. ...
David Panton 17/09/2008
Deck beams waiting their turn to be fitted between the welded side sections at the west end of the bridge on 12 June. ...
Colin McDonald 12/06/2015

This is a two platform station dating from 1993 when the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway re-opened to local trains.
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318252 approaching Kirkwood station with a Whifflet to Dalmuir sevice on 28th July 2017. The train has just passed the site of Langloan station which ...
Alastair McLellan 28/07/2017
60095 passing through Kirkwood with the empty tanks from Prestwick B.P.Oil to Grangemouth Ineos. ...
Alastair McLellan 28/07/2017
Caledonian Sleeper 92018 brings the empty coaching stock from Edinburgh Waverley through Kirkwood heading towards Polmadie for servicing on 10th March ...
Alastair McLellan 10/03/2020
Kirkwood station looking west. ...
Ewan Crawford //

This is a two platform station.
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318266 calls at Whifflet with a Milngavie - Cumbernauld service on 24th September 2019.
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Bill Roberton 24/09/2019
37516 passing through Whifflet with an empty coaching movement from Leeds to Fort William. ...
Alastair McLellan 28/07/2017
A terminating service from Dalmuir at Whifflet on 5 August. Confusingly for the uninitiated trains for Glasgow leave in both directions here. Not this ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
A Motherwell to Dalmuir, via Bargeddie, service calls at Whifflet on 22 June 2019. ...
David Panton 22/06/2019

This is a four platform station. The station is at the junction of the Glasgow Central to London Euston main line and the Hamilton Circle line to Hamilton Central. There are carriage sidings on the west side of the station, next to the northbound platform of the Hamilton Circle lines.
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A service for Dalmuir via Hamilton pulls into Motherwell on 25 October 2018. To avoid confusion these services are publicised as terminating at ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
A change of driver for this Edinburgh to Ayr service at Motherwell on 11 December 2019. A predecessor might have been clutching an enamel tea can ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
Large Welcome sign on Motherwell's platform 3 on a dreary day. ...
Gordon Steel 31/10/2016
A Glasgow Central to Lanark service calls at Motherwell on 25 October 2018 ...
David Panton 25/10/2018

This is a modern and minimal two platform station in the south of Motherwell. The station opened in a deep cutting to the south of Airbles Road.
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A service for Dalmuir pulls out of the clockwise platform at Airbles in 11 December 2019. ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
A Dalmuir service pulls into Airbles on 5 January 2019. ...
David Panton 05/01/2019
Looking north from Airbles Road to Motherwell. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
The 11.42 Milngavie - Lanark service calls at Airbles (opened 1989) on an August afternoon in 2006. The station name sign here is claimed by some to ...
John Furnevel 14/08/2006

This is a two platform station with nearby parking and a bus interchange.
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Here is the launch leaflet from the Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership. ...
John Yellowlees 04/06/2017
The Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership was launched today at Hamilton, this CRP covers the line from Hamilton Central to Rutherglen. (Why 74? The ...
John Yellowlees 02/06/2017
A Milngavie service picks up healthy custom at Hamilton Central on the morning of Saturday 22 June 2019. As for the set number it looks like someone ...
David Panton 22/06/2019
318 266 departs west from Hamilton Central on 16 June into the setting sun ...
John Steven 16/06/2009

This is a two platform station.
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A Dalmuir to Cumbernauld service calls at Hamilton West on 22 June 2019. Nobody in their right mind would travel from Glasgow to Cumbernauld this way. ...
David Panton 22/06/2019
A 6 car 318 EMU on a Cumbernauld - Dalmuir service leaves platform 1 on a sunny January morning. ...
Colin McDonald 27/01/2017
334013 on a Dalmuir - Larkhall service draws in to platform 2 on a cold but sunny January morning ...
Colin McDonald 27/01/2017
A Larkhall - Dalmuir train boarding at Hamilton West in August 2006. SPT liveried EMU 318260. ...
John Furnevel 01/08/2006

This is a two platform station. It was opened on the Hamilton branch of the Caledonian Railway. There is a station building on the Glasgow bound platform and a car park.
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A Larkhall service at Blantyre on 8 September 2018. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
A Milngavie service enters Blantyre on 8 September 2018. Meanwhile a customer on the platform tries out a new hairstyle. ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
An early afternoon service to Larkhall, formed by unit 334026, calls at Blantyre platform 2 on 18 August 2006. At this time both the station and the ...
John Furnevel 18/08/2006
318 262 calls at Blantyre on 26 March with a service for Larkhall.
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David Panton 26/03/2011

This is a two platform station. The location was formerly a four platform station, the two northern tracks no longer have platforms and allow non-stop trains to bypass the station.
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Late running meant a quick turnaround for 314210 and I barely had time to get into position for this shot before it pulled out back to Glasgow Central ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
The end is nigh for the Class 314 EMUs in December 2019. Here is 314202, in Greater Glasgow orange livery, at Newton with a Balloch service in the ...
Bill Roberton //1990
A pair of Class 318s leave Newton heading to Motherwell via Hamilton on the afternoon of 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
A Larkhall to Dalmuir service at Newton on 8 September 2018. The long-disused signal box seems destined to lower over the western end of the station ...
David Panton 08/09/2018

This is a two platform station. Main Street is to the north, crossing over the line at the west end of the station. There were station buildings with glazed canopies, now gone. There was a signal box on the westbound platform until 1931.
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A Lanark service enters Cambuslang on 26 February 2020. ...
David Panton 26/02/2020
A Dalmuir service approaches Cambuslang on 24 August 2019. ...
David Panton 24/08/2019
318254, working a Dalmuir bound service, calls at Cambuslang on 2nd September 2017.
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David Panton 02/09/2017
A Glasgow Central to Lanark service at Cambuslang on 20 June 2018. ...
David Panton 20/06/2018