Carmyle railway station

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Carmyle National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Cair Maol
Carmyle
Location
Place Carmyle
Local authority Glasgow
Coordinates 55°50′03″N 4°09′29″W / 55.8343°N 4.1581°W / 55.8343; -4.1581Coordinates: 55°50′03″N 4°09′29″W / 55.8343°N 4.1581°W / 55.8343; -4.1581
Grid reference NS649622
Operations
Station code CML
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2005/06 Increase 0.100 million
2006/07 Increase 0.102 million
2007/08 Increase 0.106 million
2008/09 Increase 0.118 million
2009/10 Increase 0.124 million
2010/11 Increase 0.127 million
2011/12 Increase 0.135 million
2012/13 Increase 0.143 million
History
Original company Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 August 1866 Opened[1]
1897 Glasgow Central Railway services commence
5 October 1964 Closed[1]
4 October 1993 Re-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 Carmyle from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Carmyle railway station is located in the Carmyle area of Glasgow. It is on the Whifflet Line, 5½ miles (9 km) east of Glasgow Central railway station. Train services are provided by First ScotRail.

History[edit]

Carmyle station was opened in 1866 by the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway on their route between Coatbridge and Glasgow. The line had originally been commissioned in 1865, but for goods traffic only - passenger services started on 1 August the following year, with Carmyle opening on that date.[2]

Thirty years later it became a junction, upon the opening of the Glasgow Central Railway route from Bridgeton (then known as Bridgeton Cross) in 1897.[3] This intersected the older route at the station, before continuing southwards to join the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway at a triangular junction between Kirkhill and Newton. This route gave access to the low level platforms at Glasgow Central and thence to the northwestern suburbs via Anderston and Maryhill Central.

Both lines were operated from the outset (and eventually taken over) by the Caledonian Railway, before passing to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping. They then became part of the Scottish Region of British Railways upon nationalisation in January 1948.

The Glasgow Central Railway line & platforms closed to passengers on 5 October 1964 (and completely in April 1966), whilst the Coatbridge line ones followed suit on 7 November 1966, both as a result of the Beeching Axe. The GCR route was subsequently dismantled and few traces of it remain today (the old platforms were demolished when the M74 motorway extension was built), but line from Rutherglen was retained for freight traffic (mainly to/from the Ravenscraig steelworks) and periodic passenger diversions. It was then reopened as the Whifflet Line with financial backing from the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive in 1993, with Carmyle regaining its passenger service on 4 October that year. It was the first station stop on the reopened line after leaving the main line station at Glasgow Central, as the main line platforms at Rutherglen (which the original R&CR had served) had been closed following the reopening of the Argyle Line in 1979.

The route through the station is due to be electrified in 2014 (in time for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games).[4] This will likely see the current Diesel Multiple Unit service from Central High Level replaced by EMUs running via Rutherglen and the Argyle Line. This will see the restoration of the link to Central Low Level and beyond originally lost back in 1964.

Services[edit]

A half-hourly service operates between Glasgow Central and Whifflet stations, on Mondays to Saturdays.[5] Sunday services only run for the month prior to Christmas and are extended to Shotts.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Mount Vernon   First ScotRail
Whifflet Line
  Glasgow Central
Historical railways
Broomhouse
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
  Rutherglen
Line open
and station partially open
Newton
Line closed; station open
on other routes
  Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway
  Tollcross
Line and station closed
Kirkhill
Line closed; station open
on other routes
Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway and
Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 54
  2. ^ Railscot - Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-01-14
  3. ^ Railscot Chronology - Glasgow Central Railway www.railbrit.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-01-14
  4. ^ Whifflet Line to be electrified before 2014 GamesBBC News; Retrieved 2014-01-14
  5. ^ National Rail Timetable 2013-14; Table 220

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