Caldercruix railway station

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Caldercruix National Rail
Caldercruix railway station v2.PNG
Caldercruix railway station in 2012
Location
Place Caldercruix
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°53′17″N 3°53′16″W / 55.88798°N 3.88781°W / 55.88798; -3.88781Coordinates: 55°53′17″N 3°53′16″W / 55.88798°N 3.88781°W / 55.88798; -3.88781
Grid reference NS819677
Operations
Station code CAC
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 11,120
2011/12 Increase 90,976
2012/13 Increase 92,996
2013/14 Increase101,926
History
Original company Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
11 August 1862 Opened[1]
9 January 1956 Closed[1]
12 December 2010 Scheduled reopening
13 February 2011 Reopened[2]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Caldercruix from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Caldercruix railway station is a railway station serving Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened as part of the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway on 11 August 1862 and closed on 9 January 1956.[1]

Reopening[edit]

The station was due to be re-opened as part of the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link on 12 December 2010.[3] However building work was held up by bad weather, and a bus service ferried passengers until the station was able to open.[4] The reopening eventually took place on 13 February 2011.[2]

The Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link is 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.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blackridge   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Drumgelloch
Historical railways
Forrestfield
Line open; Station closed
  Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
  Plains
Line open; Station closed

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), p. 51
  2. ^ a b "New station arrives for Caldercruix". 11 February 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "New £300m Airdrie-Bathgate rail link re-opens". BBC News Online. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Station update: Armadale, Caldercruix & Drumgelloch". 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

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