Chatelherault railway station
Chatelherault railway station serves the villages of Ferniegair and Allanton on the outskirts of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is named Chatelherault after the nearby Chatelherault Country Park.
|Local authority||South Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|1 December 1866||Opened as Ferniegair, as a terminus|
|2 October 1876||Re-located as a through station|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
|9 December 2005||Re-opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chatelherault from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station was opened as Ferniegair on 1 December 1866 as a terminus for trains approaching from the south on the Caledonian Railway's Coalburn Branch. Passengers for Glasgow had to transfer to Hamilton by coach. It was rebuilt and relocated as a through station on 2 October 1876, with trains continuing to Motherwell railway station on the Clydesdale Junction Railway. The Caledonian Railway closed the station on 1 January 1917, though the line itself continued to carry passengers until October 1965 and freight until 1968.
From the reopening in December 2005, trains ran on Mondays and Saturdays every 30 minutes north-west to Dalmuir via Singer and south to Larkhall. A trial (for one year) Sunday service commenced from December 2007 with an hourly service in each direction, and due to high uptake was made permanent in December 2008.
As of May 2016, the frequency remains unaltered, but northbound trains now run to Milngavie (southbound trains still start from Dalmuir). The hourly Sunday service runs to/from Balloch via Clydebank.
- Train times and station information for Chatelherault railway station from National Rail
- New Link for Larkhall opens - BBC News Scotland website
- RAILSCOT on Larkhall re-opening
- RAILSCOT on Coalburn Branch
- RAILSCOT on Mid Lanark Lines
- Video footage of Chatelherault railway station
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Line and station open
|Mid Lanark Lines
Line and station open
(except section between
Chatelherault and Ross Junction)
Line partially open;