Armadale (West Lothian) railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Armadal|
Armadale station, looking east towards Bathgate
|Local authority||West Lothian|
|Number of platforms||2|
|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||Opened|
|8 January 1956||Closed|
|4 March 2011||Reopened and resited|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station opened with the line on 11 August 1862. 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.
The station was reopened as part of the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link. 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 reopened on 4 March 2011.
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).
The station has a basic half-hourly off-peak service Mondays to Sundays, westbound to Airdrie, Queen St L.L & Milngavie and eastbound to Bathgate and Edinburgh Waverley. In the evenings and on Sundays the westbound terminus is Helensburgh Central rather than Milngavie.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Clyde Line
Line open; station closed
|Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
Line open; station closed
- 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.
- RAILSCOT on Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
- Armadale station on navigable OS map
- Disused stations
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