Breich railway station

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Breich National Rail
Breich
Location
Place Breich
Local authority West Lothian
Coordinates 55°49′39″N 3°40′03″W / 55.8275°N 3.6675°W / 55.8275; -3.6675Coordinates: 55°49′39″N 3°40′03″W / 55.8275°N 3.6675°W / 55.8275; -3.6675
Grid reference NS956606
Operations
Station code BRC
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Decrease 118
2005/06 Decrease 53
2006/07 Increase 75
2007/08 Increase 303
2008/09 Decrease 200
2009/10 Decrease 116
2010/11 Decrease 68
2011/12 Increase 90
2012/13 Increase 102
History
9 July 1869 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Breich from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Breich railway station is a remote railway station serving the village of Breich in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the Shotts Line, 21 miles (34 km) west of Edinburgh Waverley towards Glasgow Central.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on their Cleland and Midcalder Line on 9 July 1869.[1]

The station in 1962

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Addiewell   First ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Fauldhouse
Historical railways
Addiewell
Line and station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Cleland and Midcalder Line
  Fauldhouse
Newpark
Loop line
and station closed
Caledonian Railway
Cleland and Midcalder Line
Addiewell Loop

2011[edit]

Monday Saturdays saw one train a to Edinburgh and two towards Glasgow Central with no Sunday service.

2012[edit]

Monday to Saturdays the station is served by one eastbound towards Edinburgh and one westbound train towards Glasgow Central per day.

There is no Sunday service.

Station usage[edit]

In 2011-12, Breich was the 8th least used station in Great Britain.

West Lothian Council's Route Utilisation Strategy suggests that if there was an increase in service frequency on the Shotts Line more services could stop at Breich. This could help future developments in the Breich and Longridge areas.[2]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Sources[edit]

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  • 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. 
  • Yonge, John (May 1987). Gerald Jacobs, ed. British Rail Track Diagams - Book 1: ScotRail (1st edition ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 0-9006-0948-6. 
  • Yonge, John (February 1993). Gerald Jacobs, ed. Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland and the Isle of Man (2nd edition ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 0-9006-0995-8. 
  • Yonge, John (April 1996). Gerald Jacobs, ed. Railway Track Diagams - Book 1: Scotland and the Isle of Man (3rd edition ed.). Exeter: Quail Map Company. ISBN 1-8983-1919-7. 
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