Strathaven North (Old) railway station

Strathaven North railway station served the suburb of Flemington, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, from 1863 to 1904 on the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway.

Strathaven North
LocationFlemington, South Lanarkshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°40′53″N 4°03′22″W / 55.6814°N 4.056°W / 55.6814; -4.056Coordinates: 55°40′53″N 4°03′22″W / 55.6814°N 4.056°W / 55.6814; -4.056
Grid referenceNS708450
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyHamilton and Strathaven Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
2 February 1863 (1863-02-02)Opened as Strathaven
4 July 1904Name changed to Strathaven North
1 October 1904 (1904-10-01)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station was opened as Strathaven on 2 February 1863 by the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway. Despite its name, it was situated closer to Flemington than Strathaven. It had a goods yard on the west, a locomotive shed to the east and a signal box, which opened in 1893 and closed in 1904. The station's name was changed on 4 July 1904 to Strathaven North. It was replaced by a newer station of the same name on 1 October 1904.[1] The old station became a goods yard called Flemington with a few extra sidings. The locomotive shed closed. The site is now a housing estate.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 408. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "RAILSCOT - Strathaven [Flemington]". Railscot. Retrieved 26 September 2021.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Glassford
Line and station closed
  Hamilton and Strathaven Railway   Strathaven North
Line and station closed