Carfin railway station

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Carfin National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: An Càrm Fionn[1]
Carfin railway station, looking ESE - geograph.org.uk - 2562429.jpg
Location
PlaceNewarthill
Local authorityNorth Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°48′27″N 3°57′20″W / 55.8076°N 3.9556°W / 55.8076; -3.9556Coordinates: 55°48′27″N 3°57′20″W / 55.8076°N 3.9556°W / 55.8076; -3.9556
Grid referenceNS775588
Operations
Station codeCRF
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.105 million
2014/15Increase 0.112 million
2015/16Increase 0.117 million
2016/17Increase 0.131 million
2017/18Decrease 0.124 million
History
Original companyLMS
?[2]Opened as Carfin Halt
1 December 1930[2]Closed
?[2]Reopened
16 May 1983[2]Renamed
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 Carfin from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Carfin railway station is a railway station serving both Carfin and Newarthill in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is 14 miles (22 km) southeast of Glasgow Central railway station on the Shotts Line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

It contains two platforms; one for trains in the direction of Glasgow, and the other for trains to Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts.

Like the following stop on the Shotts Line - Holytown - the location of the station is ambiguous, since it is situated between Carfin and Newarthill, although closer to a housing estate which is classed as being in Newarthill.

Services[edit]

Trains from Carfin station provides an hourly service to the heart of Glasgow, stopping along the way at Holytown, Bellshill and Uddingston. Cambuslang is only served at peak times (and has been since December 213), whilst there is a single evening train to Motherwell. In the opposite direction there is also an hourly service, calling at all stations except Breich en route to Edinburgh.[3] A 2 hourly service runs on Sundays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cleland   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Holytown
  Historical railways  
OMOA   Cleland and Midcalder Line
Caledonian Railway
  Holytown
Cleland (Old)
Line and station closed
  Wishaw and Coltness Railway
Caledonian Railway
  connection to
Cleland and Midcalder Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 53.
  3. ^ Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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.
  • RAILSCOT on Cleland and Midcalder Line

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