Chatelherault railway station

Chatelherault National Rail
Place Ferniegair
Local authority South Lanarkshire
Station code CTE
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2005/06 * 3,763
2006/07 * 17,268
2007/08 * 23,480
2008/09 * 40,962
Passenger Transport Executive
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
1 December 1866 Opened as Ferniegair, as a terminus
2 October 1876 Re-located as a through station
1 January 1917 Closed
9 December 2005 Re-opened
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chatelherault from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Chatelherault railway station serves the village of Ferniegair on the outskirts of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. It is named Chatelherault after the nearby Chatelherault Country Park.



The station was opened as Ferniegair on 1 December 1866 as a terminus for trains approaching from the south on the Caledonian Railway's Coalburn Branch. Passengers for Glasgow had to transfer to Hamilton by coach. It was re-built and re-located as a through station on 2 October 1876, with trains continuing to Motherwell railway station on the Clydesdale Junction Railway. The Caledonian Railway closed the station on 1 January 1917.


The station is on the Argyle Line, and was officially re-opened on the 9 December 2005 by First Minister Jack McConnell as part of the extension of the Argyle Line to include Larkhall.


From the re-opening in December 2005, trains ran on Mondays and Saturdays every 30 minutes north west to Dalmuir via Singer and south to Larkhall. A trial (for one year) Sunday service commenced from December 2007 with an hourly service in each direction, and due to high uptake was made permanent in December 2008.

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Merryton   First ScotRail

Argyle Line

  Hamilton Central
Historical railways
Larkhall Central
Line and station open
  Mid Lanark Lines

Caledonian Railway

Line and station open
(except section between
Chatelherault and Ross Junction)
Larkhall East
Line partially open;
station closed
Coalburn Branch

Caledonian Railway

Coordinates: 55°45′54″N 4°00′18″W / 55.765°N 4.005°W / 55.765; -4.005

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