Carfin railway station

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Carfin National Rail
Carfin
Location
Place Newarthill
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°48′27″N 3°57′20″W / 55.8076°N 3.9556°W / 55.8076; -3.9556Coordinates: 55°48′27″N 3°57′20″W / 55.8076°N 3.9556°W / 55.8076; -3.9556
Grid reference NS775588
Operations
Station code CRF
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 55,928
2005/06 Increase 58,996
2006/07 Increase 66,814
2007/08 Increase 69,070
2008/09 Increase 85,200
2009/10 Decrease 81,498
2010/11 Decrease 81,088
2011/12 Increase 92,730
2012/13 Increase 99,378
History
Original company LMS
?[1] Opened as Carfin Halt
1 December 1930[1] Closed
?[1] Reopened
16 May 1983[1] Renamed
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Carfin from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Carfin railway station is a railway station serving both Carfin and Newarthill in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is 14 miles (22 km) southeast of Glasgow Central railway station on the Shotts Line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

It contains two platforms; one for trains in the direction of Glasgow, and the other for trains to Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts.

Like the following stop on the Shotts Line - Holytown - the location of the station is ambiguous, since it is situated between Carfin and Newarthill, although closer to a housing estate which is classed as being in Newarthill.

Services[edit]

Trains from Carfin station provides an hourly service to the heart of Glasgow, stopping along the way at Holytown, Bellshill, Uddingston and Cambuslang (limited service only since December 2013). Sunday services only run from Glasgow Central to Shotts for the month prior to Christmas.[2]

However from 9 December 2012 a new two-hourly service was put into operation between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley in both directions.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cleland   First ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Holytown
Historical railways
OMOA   Cleland and Midcalder Line
Caledonian Railway
  Holytown
Cleland (Old)
Line and station closed
  Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Caledonian Railway
  connection to
Cleland and Midcalder Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 53.
  2. ^ National Rail Timetable, 2012 Edition
  3. ^ GB NRT 2013 Edition, Table 225

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