Caldercruix

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Coordinates: 55°53′N 3°53′W / 55.89°N 03.88°W / 55.89; -03.88

Caldercruix
Scots: Cauldercruix
Caldercruix is located in North Lanarkshire
Caldercruix
Caldercruix
 Caldercruix shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS8268
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AIRDRIE
Postcode district ML6
Dialling code 01236
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Airdrie and Shotts
Scottish Parliament Airdrie and Shotts
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Caldercruix /ˌkɔːldərˈkrʊks/ is a semi-rural village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.The nearest major town is Airdrie, 5 miles to the west. The village is about 17 miles east of Glasgow and 30 miles west of Edinburgh. Caldercruix developed in the 19th century as the papermaking and mining industries grew. The village is situated by the North Calder Water and takes its name from the bends or crooks (cruiks) in the river.

The local Church of Scotland congregation is the Caldercruix and Longriggend Parish Church.

Railway[edit]

Caldercruix railway station was built in 1863, on the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway. The line closed to passengers in January 1956, and reopened in December 2010 as the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link, although the opening of Caldercruix station itself (alongside Drumgelloch and Armadale) was delayed until February 2011 due to bad weather conditions. Trains run east to Bathgate and Edinburgh Waverley, and west to Airdrie and Glasgow Queen Street (usually continuing to Dalmuir and Helensburgh Central).

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