Cambuslang railway station

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Scottish Gaelic: Camas Lang[1]
National Rail
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Cambuslang railway station, looking north towards Rutherglen and Glasgow Central in 2014.
LocationCambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°49′10″N 4°10′23″W / 55.8195°N 4.1731°W / 55.8195; -4.1731Coordinates: 55°49′10″N 4°10′23″W / 55.8195°N 4.1731°W / 55.8195; -4.1731
Grid referenceNS639606
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Transit authoritySPT
Other information
Station codeCBL
Key dates
1 June 1849Station opened
2015/16Increase 0.774 million
 Interchange Decrease 0.104 million
2016/17Increase 0.807 million
 Interchange Decrease 58,473
2017/18Increase 0.851 million
 Interchange Decrease 54,201
2018/19Decrease 0.759 million
 Interchange Decrease 47,155
2019/20Increase 0.769 million
 Interchange Increase 60,639
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Cambuslang railway station is a railway station which serves the town of Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is 5 miles (8 km)[2] south east of Glasgow Central, and is regularly served by trains on the Argyle Line to and from Glasgow Central (both Low & High Level). Passenger services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).


The station was planned as part of the Clydesdale Junction Railway, opening on 1 June 1849 between Motherwell and Rutherglen along what had become part of the Caledonian Railway.[3] In 1974, the West Coast Main Line electrification was completed by British Rail with local services through the station on the Hamilton Circle and Lanark routes converted to electric trains operated using BR Class 303 and 311 "Blue Trains".

The station originally had two large station buildings on each platform,[4][5] leading directly up to the Main Street; these were later demolished, and one building has been built on the street containing the ticket office and timetable posters.


The platforms of Cambuslang are located in a cutting between North Avenue and Cambuslang Main Street. The station falls within the G72 postcode area;[6] the main entrance is from Cambuslang Main Street. There is also a secondary (non-wheelchair accessible) entrance from North Avenue[7] where the majority of Park and Ride passengers leave their vehicles. The station is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the nearby Morrisons supermarket. There is an SPT bus stance outside the station, served by First Bus and Henderson Travel services to Buchanan Bus Station and to Parkhead Forge.


Platform 1 – Westbound[edit]

Westbound services travel towards Glasgow Central. Shotts Line services terminate at the High Level platforms, as did the Hamilton Circle services prior to the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979. From November 1979, British Rail electric services proceeded through the Low Level platforms, to the North Clyde Line, terminating at Milngavie, Dalmuir (via Yoker or Singer). When the Argyle Line first opened in 1979, trains also terminated at Dumbarton Central.

A further recast of the timetable in December 2014 means that services from Lanark now run to High Level and passengers from this direction wishing to reach Argyle Line destinations must change trains here. Services on the Argyle Line now run to Dalmuir via Yoker and to Milngavie.[8]

Platform 2 – Eastbound[edit]

Eastbound services travel from Glasgow Central. Trains on the Shotts Line proceed through to Edinburgh Waverley, but only call during the peaks and late evenings. Electric trains travel round the Hamilton Circle in an anti-clockwise direction to Motherwell/Cumbernauld or Larkhall and to Lanark (express; via Bellshill and Shieldmuir).


1979 service patterns[edit]

Current service patterns[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newton   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line via Blantyre
Uddingston   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line via Bellshill
  Glasgow Central
Uddingston   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line (limited service)
  Glasgow Central
  Historical railways  
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Clydesdale Junction Railway
Line and station open

Station facilities[edit]

Cambuslang is covered by CCTV and is completely accessible by wheelchair from the Main Street entrance. Timetables are posted on the footbridge and staff are on hand to assist passengers; real-time service information is provided by passenger information screens on the platforms. A ticket vending machine and new waiting shelters were recently installed on the westbound platform.




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