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Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway

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The Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway, also known as the "New Monkland Line", was built by Monkland Railways. It opened on 28 July 1863.

The line was absorbed into the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway on 31 July 1865. The following day (1 August 1865), the line became part of the North British Railway.

The last regular passenger train along this route between Glasgow and Edinburgh ran on 8 January 1956. Freight services continued until February 1982, then the line was lifted.

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