Cambuslang railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Camas Lang|
|Local authority||South Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|1 June 1849||Station opened|
|6 May 1974||Electrified services commenced|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cambuslang from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Cambuslang railway station is a railway station which serves the town of Cambuslang, Scotland. The station is five miles south east of Glasgow Central, and is regularly served by trains on the Argyle line to and from Glasgow Central low level. Passenger services are provided by First ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).
The station was planned as part of the Clydesdale Junction Railway, opening on 1 June 1849 between Motherwell and Rutherglen along what had become part of the Caledonian Railway. In 1974, the West Coast Main Line electrification was completed with local services through the station on the Hamilton Circle and Lanark routes converted to electric trains operated using BR Class 303 and 311 "Blue Trains".
The station originally had two large station buildings on each platform, leading directly up to the Main Street; these were later demolished, and one building has been built on the main street containing the ticket office and timetable posters.
The platforms of Cambuslang are located in a cutting between North Avenue and Cambuslang Main Street. The station falls within the G72 postcode area; the main entrance is from Cambuslang main street. There is also a secondary (non-wheelchair accessible) entrance from North Avenue where the majority of Park and Ride passengers leave their vehicles. The station is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the nearby Morrisons supermarket. There is an SPT bus stance outside the station, served by First Bus and Henderson Travel services to Buchanan Bus Station and to Parkhead Forge.
Platform 1 - Westbound
Westbound services travel towards Glasgow Central from the easterly locations. Shotts Line services terminate at the High Level platforms, as did the Hamilton Circle services prior to the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979. From November 1979, electric services proceeded through the Low Level platforms, to the North Clyde Line, terminating at Milngavie, Dalmuir (via Yoker or Singer). When the Argyle Line first opened in 1979, trains also terminated at Dumbarton Central.
Platform 2 - Eastbound
Eastbound services travel away from Glasgow Central from westerly locations. Trains for the Shotts Line proceed through to Edinburgh Waverley, at times Peak hour trains have terminated at Shotts. Electric trains either travel round the Hamilton Circle in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction, Lanark (express; via Hamilton and Holytown; and via Bellshill and Shieldmuir), Coatbridge Central, and Larkhall.
1979 service patterns
2009/10 service patterns
Cambuslang is completely covered by state-of-the-art CCTV provided by SPT and is completely accessible by Wheelchair from the Main Street entrance. Timetables are posted on the footbridge and staff are on hand to assist passengers; real-time service information is provided by passenger information screens on the platforms. A ticket vending machine and new waiting shelters were recently installed on the Westbound platform.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Argyle Line via Blantyre
Argyle Line via Bellshill
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Clydesdale Junction Railway
Line and station open