Cleland railway station

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Cleland National Rail
Cleland railway station, the Shotts Line, North Lanarkshire - view east from the bridge.jpg
Cleland railway station, looking east
Location
PlaceCleland
Local authorityNorth Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°48′16″N 3°54′39″W / 55.8044°N 3.9107°W / 55.8044; -3.9107Coordinates: 55°48′16″N 3°54′39″W / 55.8044°N 3.9107°W / 55.8044; -3.9107
Grid referenceNS803584
Operations
Station codeCEA
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 90,484
2015/16Increase 92,334
2016/17Decrease 89,850
2017/18Decrease 87,614
2018/19Decrease 78,068
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Original companyCaledonian Railway
Post-groupingLMS
9 July 1869[1]Opened as Bellside
1 October 1879[1]Renamed Omoa
1 October 1941[2]Renamed Cleland
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 Cleland from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Cleland railway station is a railway station serving the village of Cleland, near Motherwell in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Built on the Cleland and Midcalder Line it was originally named 'Omoa', after the nearby ironworks, until Cleland (Old) on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway closed in 1930.

It is located on the Shotts Line, 15 34 miles (25.3 km) east of Glasgow Central towards Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts. The station has two platforms, connected by a stairway footbridge, and CCTV. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

In 2019 the footbridge was replaced and lifts installed, allowing step-free access to both platforms.[3]

Services[edit]

It is currently served (Monday to Saturday) by one Abellio ScotRail service each hour between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley, plus one return service each day to/from Motherwell. On Sundays, there was normally no service prior to the December 2012 timetable change. However, in the four weeks leading up to Christmas an hourly service to Glasgow Central from Shotts via Whifflet is laid on for shoppers.[4]

Cleland was not included in the timetable for the express passenger service along this line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.[5]

However, from 9 December 2012 a new two-hourly Sunday service began operating between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley in both directions.[6]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hartwood   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Carfin
  Historical railways  
Hartwood   Caledonian Railway
Cleland and Midcalder Line
  Carfin

Traction[edit]

The staple passenger traction on this line is the Class 156 and Class 158, though Class 170 have been used in times of vehicle breakdown and shortages as well as for driver training.

Engineering works on other routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh may result in other diesel hauled passenger traction being seen, but these almost never call at this station.

Regular containerload and wagonload freight traffic also traverses the line regularly.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 32.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 178.
  3. ^ Thomson, Ross (23 October 2018). "Work now underway at Cleland Train Station to deliver £3m improvements". dailyrecord. Archived from the original on 28 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.scotrail.co.uk/christmas/pdf/sunday_services.pdf[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.scotrail.co.uk/sites/files/Ed%20Sub.web.pdf[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013, Table 225

Sources[edit]

  • 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.

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