Uphall Station

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Uphall Station
Pumpherston Road, Uphall Station (geograph 3728027).jpg
Pumpherston Road, Uphall Station
Uphall Station is located in West Lothian
Uphall Station
Uphall Station
 Uphall Station shown within West Lothian
OS grid reference NT060704
Civil parish Uphall
Council area West Lothian
Lieutenancy area West Lothian
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LIVINGSTON
Postcode district EH54
Dialling code 01506
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Livingston
Scottish Parliament Almond Valley
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°55′05″N 3°30′14″W / 55.918°N 3.504°W / 55.918; -3.504

Uphall Station is a small village located in the geographical county of West Lothian, Scotland. The name is derived from neighbouring town Uphall on account of there being a small railway station located on the northeast perimeter of the village. The village is situated southeast of neighbouring Uphall, north of Pumpherston and northeast of Livingston. It is administered by West Lothian Council. It lies approximately a quarter of a mile from the A89 dual carriageway, which is a major road running between Greenock in the west of Scotland and Edinburgh in the east of Scotland. A gala day (an outdoor fête) is held annually, usually in June.

Uphall railway station[edit]

Housing[edit]

Uphall Station has a variety of housing, including old Victorian and Edwardian stone-built cottages, modern housing estates, bungalows and cottages. The Edwardian and Victorian cottages were built during the mining days of Uphall station to house the large mining community, since each property has been extended in different ways the mix of housing, and therefore house prices in the area varies dramatically. Some mining cottages have very large gardens backing on to the local nature reserve and have been extended to provide 3 bedroom accommodation, others offer much smaller single story accommodation with lower maintenance yards.

Services[edit]

Uphall Station has a population of around 1,026 residents; Uphall Station has a significant proportion of commuters to Edinburgh due to its reputation as a safe commuter village with exceptional links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of West Lothian through Scotrail, M8 motorway and First Group buses.

Public transport[edit]

Chartered bus services depart frequently. These are operated by FirstGroup plc. Timetables can be viewed online at the Firstgroup website [1]

Uphall rail station is exceptionally popular with Edinburgh commuters with up to four trains an hour from 6am until midnight and the journey taking less than 20 minutes to reach the heart of Edinburgh. Commutes to Glasgow are less common, but still popular.

Uphall Station is also ideally situated for Edinburgh airport which is a reasonable drive or taxi ride away.

Amenities[edit]

Within Uphall Station, shops and services include: a small supermarket, a hairdresser salon, a bowling club and a Chinese restaurant. West Lothian Council operates a mobile library service as it lies outside the one-mile threshold of a local library. Uphall Station is adjacant to a large country park which houses a variety of local animals including deer, birds of prey, endagered great crested newts and other nesting birds.

References[edit]

1. http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/scotland/sescot/search/resultsindex.php?results=889515,88953

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