Kirkhill railway station

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Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc na Cille[1]
National Rail
Kirkhill railway station, Lanarkshire (geograph 3916753).jpg
LocationCambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°48′51″N 4°10′04″W / 55.8141°N 4.1678°W / 55.8141; -4.1678Coordinates: 55°48′51″N 4°10′04″W / 55.8141°N 4.1678°W / 55.8141; -4.1678
Grid referenceNS642600
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Other information
Station codeKKH
Original companyLanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 August 1904Opened[2]
2015/16Increase 76,068
2016/17Decrease 72,854
2017/18Decrease 69,104
2018/19Increase 78,116
2019/20Decrease 71,430
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Kirkhill railway station is a railway station serving the Kirkhill area of the town of Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is located on the Newton Line.


The station was originally opened as part of the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway on 1 August 1904.[2] Kirkhill station was the final station to be opened on the line before it was absorbed into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. From 1948 until 1997, services were operated by the nationalised British Railways who electrified the route in 1962.

The station was provided with a Swiss Chalet style building on the tunnel above the east of the station, which was demolished in the late 1990s.


From 1974[edit]

Following the electrification of the West Coast Main Line the basic service was:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • Sundays
  • Additional peak hour services were provided to Motherwell via both sides of the Hamilton Circle.

From 1979[edit]

Following the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979, services on the Cathcart Circle were reorganised. The basic service was:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • Sundays

From 2005[edit]

  • Monday to Sunday[3]
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Burnside   Abellio ScotRail
Cathcart Circle
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
and Glasgow Central Railway
Line partially open; station open



  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 136
  3. ^ Table 223 National Rail timetable, May 2016


  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

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