Airdrie railway station

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Airdrie National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Ard-Ruigh
Airdrie station - looking west.JPG
Airdrie railway station, looking west
Location
Place Airdrie
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°51′50″N 3°58′57″W / 55.8640°N 3.9826°W / 55.8640; -3.9826Coordinates: 55°51′50″N 3°58′57″W / 55.8640°N 3.9826°W / 55.8640; -3.9826
Grid reference NS760652
Operations
Station code ADR
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 1.158 million
2012/13 Decrease 1.154 million
2013/14 Decrease 1.080 million
2014/15 Increase 1.104 million
2015/16 Decrease 1.075 million
History
Original company Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
11 August 1862[1] Station opened as Airdrie South
3 March 1952[1] Station renamed Airdrie
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Airdrie from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Airdrie railway station is a railway station serving the town of Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, 11 miles (18 km) east of Glasgow Queen Street.

History[edit]

Opened by the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway and absorbed into the North British Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. British Railways then ran the station for Strathclyde PTE, and continued to do so as ScotRail when sectorisation was introduced, until the privatisation of British Rail. The station became a terminus in January 1956, when passenger services to Bathgate over the former B&CR were withdrawn - freight over this line continued until final closure & abandonment in 1982. The line from Glasgow was subsequently wired as part of the North Clyde electrification scheme in 1960. Strathclyde PTE & BR reopened a short portion of the line eastwards to a new station at Drumgelloch in 1989 and full reinstatement of the line to Bathgate followed in 2010 (see below).

As part of the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link reopening, the station has been refurbished, including the reinstatement of the second through platform with a capability of holding 9 carriages opposite the current Platform 2, which has been extended and a large car park facility (see link in sources below).

Services[edit]

A Class 334 leaving for Helensburgh

2008[edit]

The station was served by half-hourly trains from Drumgelloch (1989) to Helensburgh Central and return, which used Platform 2.

Platform 1 was used by trains from Airdrie to Balloch, providing a 15-minute frequency towards Glasgow Queen Street, Monday to Saturday daytimes.

In addition to this, there were some peak time express services to Milngavie. These called at Coatdyke, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Blairhill before running fast to High Street then at all stations to Milngavie.

Evenings and Sundays, the half-hourly Drumgelloch to Helensburgh Central service operated.

May 2010 to December 2010[edit]

Following closure of the original Drumgelloch station as part of the Airdrie to Bathgate project (which included the construction of a new station to the east of the 1989 station), a half-hourly bus service operated to and from Drumgelloch station to connect with services arriving from Glasgow and Helensburgh.

From 12 December 2010[edit]

Following the opening of the line between Airdrie and Bathgate,[2] the basic off-peak daytime service is:

The evening service is:

The Sunday service is:

2016[edit]

The daytime & Sunday service remains unchanged in the May 2016 timetable, but the evening service now runs to Balloch westbound rather than Milngavie (as well as to Helensburgh), whilst eastbound the Edinburgh service is half-hourly.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Drumgelloch   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Coatdyke
Historical railways
Clarkston
Line and Station open
  Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
  Coatdyke
Line and Station open

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995)
  2. ^ "National Rail Timetable 226; December 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]