Blairhill railway station

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Blairhill National Rail
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Blairhill railway station
Location
Place Coatbridge
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°51′59″N 4°02′34″W / 55.8665°N 4.0427°W / 55.8665; -4.0427Coordinates: 55°51′59″N 4°02′34″W / 55.8665°N 4.0427°W / 55.8665; -4.0427
Grid reference NS722655
Operations
Station code BAI
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.568 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.562 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.448 million
2014/15 Increase 0.450 million
2015/16 Increase 0.463 million
History
Original company North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 February 1871 Opened as Blairhill and Gartsherrie[1]
1960s??? Renamed as Blairhill[1]
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 Blairhill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Blairhill railway station serves the Blairhill area of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. It is 8½ miles (13 km) east of Glasgow Queen Street railway station. Situated on Blair Road, the railway station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is served by trains on the North Clyde Line, comprising Class 334s on Edinburgh to Helensburgh services, and Class 318s and Class 320s on Airdrie to Balloch services.

History[edit]

The station was built opened on 1 February 1871 and was previously called Blairhill and Gartsherrie.[1] It bordered the original St. Ambrose High School from 1961 until the buildings were demolished in 2012.

Facilities[edit]

The street-level platform, which now bears the "portacabin" ticket office, once supported a wooden station building which housed a ticket office and newsagent. On the night of 12 January 1987, shortly after being painted in the bright orange livery of the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive, this building was burned to the ground. The station now has a staffed ticket office during working hours (Monday-Saturday). A new purpose built car park on the site of the former St. Ambrose High School now serves the station.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes:[3]

  • Half-hourly service towards Edinburgh Waverley
  • Half-hourly service towards Airdrie
  • Half-hourly service towards Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level
  • Half-hourly service towards Helensburgh Central via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level (As of August 2016 this service no longer calls at Shettleston, Cartyne and Bellgrove. Passengers for these stations please use the half-hourly service towards Balloch instead.)

Evening services are as follows:

  • Half-hourly service towards Airdrie via all stations
  • Half-hourly service towards Balloch via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level

Sunday services are as follows:

  • Half-hourly service towards Edinburgh Waverley
  • Half-hourly service towards Helensburgh Central
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Coatbridge Sunnyside   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Easterhouse
Historical railways
Coatbridge Sunnyside   North British Railway
Coatbridge Branch
  Bargeddie

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 37
  2. ^ http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/BAI.aspx
  3. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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