Cleland railway station

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Cleland National Rail
Cleland railway station in 2006.jpg
Location
Place Cleland
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°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 reference NS803584
Operations
Station code CEA
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 Increase 86,810
2012/13 Increase 96,458
2013/14 Decrease 92,734
2014/15 Decrease 90,484
2015/16 Increase 92,334
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
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.
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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, 15¾ miles (25 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.

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.[3]

Cleland was not included in the timetable for the express passenger service along this line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.[4]

However, from 9 December 2012 a new two-hourly Sunday service began operating between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley in both directions.[5]

Preceding station 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]

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