Morningside railway station (Lanarkshire)

Morningside railway station served the village of Morningside, North Lanarkshire, Scotland from 1844 to 1930 on the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway.

Morningside
General information
LocationMorningside, North Lanarkshire
Scotland
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyWilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
Pre-groupingEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
North British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
October 1844 (1844-10)Opened
1848Closed
19 September 1864Reopened
1 May 1930 (1930-05-01)Closed permanently

HistoryEdit

The station opened in October 1844 by the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway. It closed in 1848 when the Caledonian Railway opened.[1] It reopened on 19 September 1864. To the north was the goods yard and further north was a turntable. At the east end was a signal box. There was a line north east which served Coltness Iron Works. The station closed on 1 May 1930.[2] The signal box closed in 1940. Only a few bricks and mounds of the platform remains.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RAILSCOT - Morningside [1st]". Railscot. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  2. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 288. OCLC 931112387.
  3. ^ "RAILSCOT - Morningside [NBR]". Railscot. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   North British Railway
Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
  Davies Dyke
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 55°46′31″N 3°51′45″W / 55.7752°N 3.8625°W / 55.7752; -3.8625