Strathaven North railway station

Strathaven North railway station was a railway station in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Strathaven North
Strathaven North Railway station. 1906..jpg
General information
LocationSouth Lanarkshire
Scotland
Coordinates55°40′54″N 4°03′13″W / 55.6817°N 4.0535°W / 55.6817; -4.0535Coordinates: 55°40′54″N 4°03′13″W / 55.6817°N 4.0535°W / 55.6817; -4.0535
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyHamilton and Strathaven Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
Key dates
1 October 1904Opened as Strathaven
1 January 1917[1]closed
1 February 1919opened
30 September 1945Closed for passengers
21 September 1953line closed completely

HistoryEdit

The line itself was primarily built by iron and coal masters such as William Dixon of the Govan Ironworks to serve the coalmines in the Hamilton, High Blantyre, Meikle Earnock and Quarter areas as well as the ironworks at Quarter. Strathaven North station was opened on the extension of the line from Flemington to Strathaven Central as part of the Mid Lanark Lines scheme to improve rail services in the area. [2]

The first station at Strathaven was the terminus of the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway at Flemington, taken over by the Caledonian Railway; and replaced as a passenger station by Strathaven North railway station in 1904. Strathaven North opened in October 1904, closed temporarily during World War I; and closed permanently on 30 September 1945. The journey along the length of the line took around forty minutes and there were about six return journeys each day.[3]

In 1923 Strathaven North became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway at the Grouping, passing on to the Scottish Region of British Railways following the 1948 nationalisation of the railways. It was completely closed in 1953 by British Railways when goods services ceased .[3]

Flemington, the Strathaven old station, became a goods station and closed in 1964;[4] no sign now remains of its existence. Strathaven North was in a narrow railway cutting that has now been infilled and built on.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Glassford
Line closed; station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
  Strathaven Central
Line closed; station closed

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Pailway Passenger Stations by M.Quick page 408
  2. ^ RAILSCOT on Hamilton and Strathaven Railway
  3. ^ a b Stansfield (1997), Page 40
  4. ^ Walks in Strathaven, Strathaven Community Council
Sources
  1. Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
  2. Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  3. Stansfield, Gordon (1997). Lanarkshire's Lost Railways (First ed.). Ochiltree: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 978-1-8720-7496-2. OCLC 37399070.
  1. "Hamilton and Strathaven Railway". RAILSCOT. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  2. "Strathaven in old Pictures". Archived from the original on 26 October 2009.
  3. "Walks in Strathaven" (PDF). Strathaven Community Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.