Blairhill railway station
|Blairhill railway station|
|Local authority||North Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||North British Railway|
|1 February 1871||Opened as Blairhill and Gartsherrie|
|1960s???||Renamed as Blairhill|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
The station was built opened on 1 February 1871 and was previously called Blairhill and Gartsherrie. It bordered the original St. Ambrose High School from 1961 until the buildings were demolished in 2012.
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.
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||Following station|
|Coatbridge Sunnyside||First ScotRail
North Clyde Line
|Coatbridge Sunnyside||North British Railway
- Butt (1995), page 37
- 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.
- RAILSCOT on Coatbridge Branch