Coatbridge and neighbouring Airdrie are towns in the Clydeside region of the Central Belt, Scotland. A working class and industrial town, Coatbridge earned the name Iron Burgh in its heyday, while Airdrie was known for weaving and textiles. The main attractions are a museum about the industrial history of Coatbridge and a country park.

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Map of Coatbridge

Coatbridge has many road and rail connections that make it easy to get in from or out to other destinations in central Scotland.

Coatbridge lies just north of the M8/A8, the main highway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The city is 9 miles (16 km) east of Glasgow and 38 miles (60 km) west of Edinburgh. The M73 is west of the city and provides connections to Stirling via the M80 (22 mi/35 km).

There are two main railway stations within Coatbridge and another in Airdrie.

  • 55.8669-4.02821 Coatbridge Sunnyside (CBS), Sunnyside Rd & Gartsherrie Rd, ticket office open M-Sa 5:46AM-7:34PM — Scotrail provides frequent connections to Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • 55.8627-4.03211 Coatbridge Central (CBC), W Canal St near Heritage Way (note – no ticket office or ticket machine) — Scotrail provides service to Cumbernauld and Glasgow via Motherwell and Hamilton
  • 55.8641-3.98171 Airdrie (ADR), Broomknoll St, south of Weavers Rd (A89), ticket office open M-Sa 5:30AM-midnight, Su 7:30AM-midnight — on the Edinburgh-Glasgow line that also services Coatbridge Sunnyside

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