Curriehill railway station

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Curriehill National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Churraich
Curriehill
View from footbridge at Curriehill railway station, looking towards Edinburgh
Location
Place Currie
Local authority Edinburgh
Coordinates 55°54′02″N 3°19′07″W / 55.9006°N 3.3185°W / 55.9006; -3.3185Coordinates: 55°54′02″N 3°19′07″W / 55.9006°N 3.3185°W / 55.9006; -3.3185
Grid reference NT176682
Operations
Station code CUH
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 40,127
2005/06 Increase 43,593
2006/07 Decrease 41,053
2007/08 Increase 43,321
2008/09 Increase 47,122
2009/10 Decrease 46,888
2010/11 Increase 49,270
2011/12 Increase 52,900
2012/13 Increase 63,912
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Curriehill from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Curriehill railway station is located in Currie, a southwestern suburb of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, not far from the main campus of Heriot-Watt University. It lies on the Shotts Line, which runs from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley by way of Shotts.

The station has two platforms, connected by a stairway footbridge, and is equipped with CCTV. It is managed by First ScotRail.

History[edit]

Curriehill is a reopened station. The original Curriehill (called "Currie") opened on 15 February 1848, and was closed by British Railways on 31 March 1951. The present station (which occupies the site of the old station) opened on 5 October 1987.[1]

Services[edit]

Curriehill is currently served on Mondays to Saturdays by an approximately hourly First ScotRail service in each direction, to Edinburgh and Glasgow. There is 1 train per day to North Berwick and 1 to Ayr, 1 train per day terminates at Motherwell and goes via Carstairs, On Sundays the service is more limited, with two-hourly departures each way after midday.

The staple passenger traction calling at this station is the Class 156 "Super Sprinter". As this station is east of the junction of the West Coast Main Line to Carstairs a variety of CrossCountry Class 220 "Voyager", First ScotRail Class 380 "Desiro", Virgin Trains Class 221 "Super Voyager", Class 390 "Pendolino" and East Coast InterCity 225 First Trans pennine express class 185 and 350 north west express services can also be seen.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wester Hailes   First ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Kirknewton
First ScotRail
North Berwick Line

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Shaw, Donald (1989). The Balerno Branch and the caley in Edinburgh. Oakwood Library. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-85361-366-4. 

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