Stonehouse [Lanarkshire]

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Name and dates

Stonehouse [Lanarkshire] (1866-1965)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Lesmahagow Railway.


This was a large station of four platforms where four lines met. It had begun as a much smaller station with one platform.

The station had an east-west alignment. It was built to the north of the village.

To the north east the original line, the Lesmahagow Railway, ran to Ayr Road, to the west the same original line ran to Cot Castle Goods. To the north the new line, the Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway), ran to Larkhall Central and the same line south to Lesmahagow [2nd].

The station was enclosed between Stonehouse West Junction and Stonehouse East Junction. The line was double track between these boxes with an island platform on the north side serving two eastbound lines and a platform with a bay on the south side. The bay was used to allow southbound trains to meet connecting services at the station.

There was a goods yard on the south side of the station, reached by reversal from he west junction.

When first opened the station was a passenger terminus with only one platform, which later became westbound platform, with the goods yard to the south. There was a signal box from 1893, which closed in 1905 with the expanstion.

After expansion the other platforms were added provided with typical Caledonian Railway buildings as per the rest of the Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway).

The goods shed was stone and there was a water tank to the immediate west of the station building on the westbound platform. The westbound and eastbound platforms were slightly offset with the eastbound building being further west.

With the closure of the route from Dalserf the line was singled at the east end of the station and loop round the north side of the island platform removed. The west box remained in use.

The goods yard closed in 1964. The line closed to passenger in 1965 and the branch to Strathaven Central closed. Final closure was on 12 July 1968.

Of this station only the north side of the island platform remains. The rest was obliterated some years after closure with the opening of the A71 Stonehouse bypass road.



External links

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