Bellshill railway station
|Local authority||North Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||CR (Cleland and Midcalder Line)|
|1 May 1879||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bellshill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Bellshill railway station is a railway station in the town of Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is managed by First ScotRail and served by Argyle Line and Shotts Line services. The station is adjacent to Bellshill Main Street, on Hamilton Road, and was opened by the Caledonian Railway as part of the Cleland and Midcalder Line on 1 May 1879. West of the station, the Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway crossed with a second station in the town to the north west - this ceased to carry passenger back in 1951.
Although it is situated east of the Shotts Line's junction with the WCML south of Uddingston, electric trains can reach Motherwell using a chord line to the route from Coatbridge Central and Mossend which passes beneath the Shotts route east of the station (these lines being wired to allow electric access to the yard at Mossend and to allow freight trains to avoid the busy Motherwell area).
The station is served by two main routes - the Argyle Line from Central Low Level to Motherwell and beyond and the Shotts Line between Central High Level and Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts. There is a basic half hourly service (Mondays to Saturdays) on the Argyle Line to Dalmuir via Central Low Level and Yoker northbound and to Motherwell southbound, with hourly extensions to Lanark. There are also two trains per hour between Central High Level and Edinburgh that call - one is a limited stop semi-fast calling only at Shotts, Livingston South, West Calder and Haymarket whilst the other serves all intermediate stations except Breich.
On Saundays there is a half hourly service to Motherwell (alternate trains continuing to Lanark) and to Milngavie on the Argyle Line and a two-hourly service to Central High Level and to Shotts & Edinburgh.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Line and station open
Cleland and Midcalder Line
Line and station open
- Butt (1995), page 32
- Nock (1974)
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 226
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 225
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Nock, O.S. (1974). Electric Euston to Glasgow (1st ed.). London: Ian Allan Limited. ISBN 0-7110-0530-3. OCLC 2283378.
- RAILSCOT on Cleland and Midcalder Line
- Bellshill railway station on historic OS Map
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