Gartcosh Railway Station

(Gart a' Chòis)

Gartcosh Railway Station (referred to as Gart a' Chòis in Gaelic) lies on the Cumbernauld Line, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) southeast of Gartcosh and a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Marnock in North Lanarkshire. It opened as an isolated rural halt on the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway in 1831 but gained importance as the village grew in conjunction with the massive iron and steel works which began operations in 1865. This station closed with passenger services on the line in 1962. However a new station was constructed at a cost of £3.25 million and was opened on 9th May 2005 by The Princess Royal. This comprises two platforms linked by an underpass, together with utilitarian passenger shelters. It is operated by ScotRail, is unstaffed and was used by 133,838 passengers per annum in 2016-17. Gartcosh is preceded by Stepps Railway Station, 2½ miles (4 km) to the west, and followed by Greenfaulds, 5 miles (8 km) to the northeast.

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