Bankhead (Lanarkshire) railway station

Bankhead railway station served the isolated settlement of Bankhead, east of Carstairs Junction in South Lanarkshire, Scotland from 1867 to 1945 on the Dolphinton branch.

Bankhead
LocationBankhead, South Lanarkshire
Scotland
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
November 1867 (1867-11)Opened
12 September 1932Closed
17 July 1933Reopened
4 June 1945 (1945-06-04)Closed permanently

HistoryEdit

The station opened in November 1867 by the Caledonian Railway. To the north was a goods yard with one siding. A signal box was built in 1887 which closed in 1934. The station closed on 12 September 1932 but reopened on 17 July 1933, only to close again on 4 June 1945.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ M E Quick, Railway Passenger Stations in England Scotland and Wales—A Chronology, The Railway and Canal Historical Society, 2002, p. 60
  2. ^ "RAILSCOT - Bankhead [Lanarkshire]". Railscot. Retrieved 21 January 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Carstairs
Line closed, station open
  Dolphinton branch   Newbigging
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 55°41′05″N 3°37′17″W / 55.68469°N 3.62130°W / 55.68469; -3.62130