Blairhill railway station

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Blairhill National Rail
Blairhill
Blairhill railway station
Location
Place Coatbridge
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°51′59″N 4°02′34″W / 55.8665°N 4.0427°W / 55.8665; -4.0427Coordinates: 55°51′59″N 4°02′34″W / 55.8665°N 4.0427°W / 55.8665; -4.0427
Grid reference NS722655
Operations
Station code BAI
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 0.509 million
2004/05 0.535 million
2005/06 Increase 0.581 million
2006/07 Increase 0.606 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.603 million
2008/09 Increase 0.680 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.588 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.582 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.568 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.562 million
History
Original company North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 February 1871 Opened as Blairhill and Gartsherrie[1]
1960s??? Renamed as Blairhill[1]
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Blairhill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Blairhill railway station serves the Blairhill area of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. It is 8½ miles (13 km) east of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. Situated on Blair Road, the railway station is managed by First ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, comprising Class 334s on Edinburgh to Helensburgh services, and Class 318s and Class 320s on Airdrie to Balloch services.

History[edit]

The station was built opened on 1 February 1871 and was previously called Blairhill and Gartsherrie.[1] It bordered the original St. Ambrose High School from 1961 until the buildings were demolished in 2012.

Facilities[edit]

The street-level platform, which now bears the "portacabin" ticket office, once supported a wooden station building which housed a ticket office and newsagent. On the night of 12 January 1987, shortly after being painted in the bright orange livery of the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive, this building was burned to the ground. The station now has a staffed ticket office during working hours (Monday-Saturday), and its own car park.[2]

Services[edit]

From Blairhill trains are every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday daytimes and half-hourly evenings and Sundays towards Glasgow Queen Street and beyond (Balloch/Helensburgh Central) westbound and towards Airdrie eastbound.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Coatbridge Sunnyside   First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Easterhouse
Historical railways
Coatbridge Sunnyside   North British Railway
Coatbridge Branch
  Bargeddie

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