Cleland railway station
Cleland railway station, looking east
|Local authority||North Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Caledonian Railway|
|9 July 1869||Opened as Bellside|
|1 October 1879||Renamed Omoa|
|1 October 1941||Renamed Cleland|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
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 3⁄4 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.
In 2019 the footbridge was replaced and lifts installed, allowing step-free access to both platforms.
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.
Cleland was not included in the timetable for the express passenger service along this line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
However, from 9 December 2012 a new two-hourly Sunday service began operating between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley in both directions.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Cleland and Midcalder Line
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.
- Butt 1995, p. 32.
- Butt 1995, p. 178.
- 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.
- http://www.scotrail.co.uk/christmas/pdf/sunday_services.pdf[permanent dead link]
- http://www.scotrail.co.uk/sites/files/Ed%20Sub.web.pdf[permanent dead link]
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013, Table 225
- 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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