Airdrie railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: An t-Àrd Ruigh|
Airdrie railway station, looking west
|Local authority||North Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|11 August 1862||Station opened as Airdrie South|
|3 March 1952||Station renamed Airdrie|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
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.
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 The station became a terminus in January 1956, when passenger services to Bathgate over the former B&CR were withdrawn - freight over this line continued until final closure & abandonment in 1982.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).
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
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
Following the opening of the line between Airdrie and Bathgate, the basic off-peak daytime service is:
- 2tph - Helensburgh Central to/from Edinburgh Waverley
- 2tph - Milngavie to/from Edinburgh Waverley
- 2tph - Airdrie to/from Balloch
The evening service is:
The Sunday service is:
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
Line and Station open
|Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
Line and Station open
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Airdrie railway station.|
- Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) . Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- "Station layout as of 2010" (PDF).