Wishaw North Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Wishaw North Junction (1901-)

Opened on the Wishaw, Cambusnethan and Coltness Line (Caledonian Railway).
Opened on the Wishaw Deviation (Caledonian Railway).


This junction is to the north east of Wishaw station. It is where a short connecting line from Shieldmuir North Junction meets the line coming south from Holytown Junction and allows a local passenger train going south from Motherwell to serve Wishaw station.

Wishaw station dates from 1880 and it better placed than its predecessor Wishaw [1st].

The junction opened with the 1901 Wishaw, Cambusnethan and Coltness Line (Caledonian Railway) of which the connection to Shieldmuir is the only remaining portion.

The signal box, on the west side of the line mid way between the north junction and station, opened in 1897.

Close to the junction was a connection to the Belhaven Works, on the south side of the connection and served from the Shieldmuir direction.

In 1950 Wishaw North Junction box took over Wishaw South Junction box.

The box closed in 1973, replaced by the Motherwell Signalling Centre. The connection over to Shieldmuir was singled.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Lanarkshire's Last Days of Steam

Old Wishaw

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway