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Airdrie South (1861-1952)
Airdrie (1952-)

Station code: ADR National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways).
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.


This is the main station in Airdrie with three platforms, one a bay for services to Glasgow. The two main platforms are served by east-west trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate.

To the south of the station was the goods yard and carriage sidings, served from the west. To the north was a scrapyard also served from the west.

On the eastbound through platform, at the west end, was the signal box. This was replaced in 1960.

To the east the line was crossed by the approach to the competing Airdrie [CR] and the short Bellsdyke branch ran south to Bellsdyke Colliery. The eastern approach was protected by a sand drag siding.

The station has a car park, on the site of sidings. One of these survives alongside the bay line.

With the closure of the line east to Bathgate the eastbound platform fell out of use and the station became a terminus, with only the former westbound track continuing east to Moffat Mills (the line was singled in 1979). With the closure to freight the line a buffer was added at the east end of the platform and the track was retained out of use until the passenger service was extended east to Drumgelloch [1st]. With full re-opening to the east, the eastbound platform has been rebuilt and eastbound track relaid.

The signal box building survived its closure in 1991 for the Yoker resignalling (Yoker Signalling Centre) and remained standing on a disused platform until the line to Bathgate reopened and the box demolished and platform rebuilt.


Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: An t-Àrd-Ruigh


05/11/1960Glasgow North Bank Electrification
Service begins with electric services to termini at; Helensburgh Central, Balloch Pier, Singer Workers Platforms station, Milngavie, Bridgeton Central, Springburn, Airdrie. The new trains (303s) built at Pressed Steel Co Ltd, Linwood, became known as the Blue trains, these were used in all the Glasgow electrification schemes.
  /07/1989Yoker Re-signaling Scheme
Re-signaling complete. Boxes at Helensburgh Central, Craigendoran, Dumbarton Central, Dalmuir Park, Singer, Milngavie, Westerton, Hyndland, Clydebank Dock, High Street East Junction, Bellgrove, Parkhead, Shettleston, Heatheryknowe Junction, Sunnyside Junction, Airdrie replaced by the new Yoker Signalling Centre.


Vanished Railways of West Lothian