Burnbank railway station

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Place Hamilton
Area Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°47′01″N 4°04′21″W / 55.7835°N 4.0725°W / 55.7835; -4.0725Coordinates: 55°47′01″N 4°04′21″W / 55.7835°N 4.0725°W / 55.7835; -4.0725
Original company Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Platforms 2
1 April 1878 Opened as Greenfield[1]
1 January 1917 Closed[2]
2 June 1919 Re-opened as Burnbank[2]
15 September 1952 Closed[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Burnbank railway station was a railway station which served the suburb of Burnbank in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. It is one of several railway stations to have served Hamilton, and one of three to be closed permanently.


The station was opened on 1 April 1878 as Greenfield, and was later renamed Burnbank.[1][2] The station closed on 1 January 1917,[2] but re-opened again on 2 June 1919[2] along with others on the line (with the exception of Peacock Cross).

Originally it was served by the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway, and later, the North British Railway. Under the Railways Act 1921, the NBR became part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) who continued to serve the line. Burnbank saw trains going to and from Hamilton. The LNER was nationalized under the Transport Act 1947 and became part of British Railways who also continued to serve the line until 1952.

Just north of the station there was a spur to Burnbank goods depot.

The station was again closed on 15 September 1952.[2]


No trace of Burnbank station remains. The remains of the trackbed and presumably the platforms were still visible in the 1980s, at which time the land was landscaped and houses built upon. However, while traces of the station are gone, the line's history still remains visible with old bridges still remaining in and around the area.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Bothwell   Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
  Peacock Cross



  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 109
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Butt (1995), page 48


  • Butt, R. V. J. (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. 
  • 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. 
  • "Burnbank station on navigable OS map". Retrieved 19 January 2012.