Armadale (West Lothian) railway station

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Armadale
Scottish Gaelic: Armadal
Armadale Station March 2011.jpg
Armadale station, looking east towards Bathgate
Location
Place Armadale
Local authority West Lothian
Coordinates 55°53′06″N 3°41′53″W / 55.885°N 3.698°W / 55.885; -3.698Coordinates: 55°53′06″N 3°41′53″W / 55.885°N 3.698°W / 55.885; -3.698
Grid reference NS938670
Operations
Station code ARM
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 11,170 (opened during year)
2011/12 Increase 0.126 million
2012/13 Increase 0.141 million
2013/14 Increase 0.165 million
History
Original company Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
11 August 1862 Opened[1]
8 January 1956 Closed[1]
4 March 2011 Reopened and resited[2]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Armadale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Armadale railway station[3] is a railway station serving Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland. It is served by trains on the North Clyde Line.

History[edit]

The station opened with the line on 11 August 1862.[1] It was opened by the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway which was then absorbed by the North British Railway. Becoming part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, it passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, and was then closed by the British Transport Commission with the withdrawal of passenger services on 8 January 1956.[1]

Reopening[edit]

The station was reopened as part of the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link.[4] The Airdrie-Bathgate Rail link was a project created to enable Glasgow and Edinburgh to be linked via a fourth route by reopening the railway between the towns of Airdrie and Bathgate. However, the very severe winter weather of November and December 2010 delayed completion of construction work, and the station was initially served by a replacement bus service. The station was re-opened on 4 March 2011.[2]

It should be noted the new station is sited on the north east side of the roadbridge on the B8084 (Station road) whereas the original station was situated just to the south west of the bridge - the new location being to allow for car park construction and to comply with station curvature requirements (the original station being located on a curve).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bathgate   ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Blackridge
Historical railways
Bathgate (Upper)
Line open; station closed
  Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
  Westcraigs
Line open; station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 18
  2. ^ a b "New Station Arrives for Armadale". 4 March 2011. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Railway Lines in the Armadale Area". Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Airdrie-Bathgate rail link". Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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