Greenfaulds railway station

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Greenfaulds National Rail
Greenfaulds railway station in 2007.jpg
Location
Place Greenfaulds
Local authority North Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°56′06″N 3°59′37″W / 55.9349°N 3.9937°W / 55.9349; -3.9937Coordinates: 55°56′06″N 3°59′37″W / 55.9349°N 3.9937°W / 55.9349; -3.9937
Grid reference NS755730
Operations
Station code GRL
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 Decrease 0.133 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.123 million
2013/14 Increase 0.131 million
2014/15 Increase 0.137 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.131 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
15 May 1989 Opened
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 Greenfaulds from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Greenfaulds railway station serves the Greenfaulds area of Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is also within walking distance of the Lenziemill Industrial Estate, the Luggie Water and the Blairlinn Industrial Estate. The station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is located 13¼ miles (21 km) north east of Glasgow Queen Street (High Level) on the Cumbernauld Line and is 11 miles (18 km) north of Motherwell railway station on the Motherwell to Cumbernauld Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 15 May 1989 by British Rail with financial backing from what was then the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive.[1] It was on a new site (though the line that serves it is considerably older) and was built as part of the plan to upgrade the Queen Street to Cumbernauld line. The Motherwell service began calling here when it was inaugurated in May 1996.

Services[edit]

The typical service Monday-Saturday is:[2]

  • 2tph to Dalmuir via Glasgow Queen Street Low Level and Yoker
  • 1tph to Dalmuir via Motherwell, Hamilton Central, Glasgow Central Low Level and Yoker
  • 1tph to Glasgow Queen Street High Level
  • 4tph to Cumbernauld, one of which operates to Camelon and Falkirk Grahamston

On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction to Cumbernauld and Partick only.

There are also two large park and ride car parks at the station with both being behind the station, although they are hardly used because of no advertisement by local papers or ScotRail.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Coatbridge Central   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Cumbernauld
Gartcosh   Abellio ScotRail
Cumbernauld Line
  Cumbernauld
Historical railways
Glenboig
Line open; Station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Main Line
  Cumbernauld
Line and Station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scot-Rail: Station Openings in Scotland since 1960 www.scot-rail.co.uk; Retrieved 2014-02-12
  2. ^ Table 225 & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016