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The North British Railway promoted the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway to serve the new coal fields around Hamilton. It was incorporated on 16 July 1874. The line would be 12-mile (19 km) from Shettleston on the North British Railway's Coatbridge line, to Hamilton, and a 3-mile (5 km) branch from Whifflet to Bothwell Junction on the Hamilton line.