Holytown Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Holytown railway station is a railway station serving both Holytown and New Stevenston in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located on the Shotts Line, 13 miles (21 km) south east of Glasgow Central towards Edinburgh Waverley and is also on the Argyle Line. It was opened in 1880 (as 'Carfin') at the same time as the Wishaw Deviation Line from Law Junction, though the line on which it actually stands (the Wishaw and Coltness Railway) is considerably older. Despite its name, the station is some 550 yards (500 m) from the edge of Holytown; instead it is in New Stevenston. The station was opened to assist the coal mining industry; the mines are now long gone. Around 2003, some services to Lanark on the Argyle Line began running via Holytown (by means of the Mossend South to East curve) then down to Wishaw, creating two routes (one via Holytown and the other via the already existing Shieldmuir). This created a twice-hourly service at Holytown to/from Glasgow and a regular link to/from Motherwell.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 17550 0
2014 17390 21033
2013 16118 24549
2012 16352 26023
2011 16077 0
2010 15758 0
2009 15721 0
2008 13631 0
2007 13099 0

Location Data

  • Scottish Parliament Region: Central Scotland
  • Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Mossend and Holytown
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Motherwell and Wishaw
  • Unitary Authority: North Lanarkshire Council
  • European Region: Scotland
  • Scottish Parliament Constituency: Uddingston and Bellshill

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Recent Crime Figures

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January 2016 1 10000000000000
December 2015 2 20000000000000
November 2015 1 10000000000000
October 2015 5 30000000000011
September 2015 3 00000000000003
August 2015 1 10000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 1 00000000000010
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 0 00000000000000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 1 10000000000000
October 2014 0 00000000000000
September 2014 0 00000000000000
August 2014 0 00000000000000
July 2014 0 00000000000000
June 2014 0 00000000000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 0 00000000000000
February 2014 1 00000000000010

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