Kirkwood railway station

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Kirkwood National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Coille na Cille[1]
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Kirkwood railway station
Location
PlaceCoatbridge
Local authorityNorth Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°51′15″N 4°02′53″W / 55.8542°N 4.0481°W / 55.8542; -4.0481Coordinates: 55°51′15″N 4°02′53″W / 55.8542°N 4.0481°W / 55.8542; -4.0481
Grid referenceNS718642
Operations
Station codeKWD
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.130 million
2014/15Increase 0.132 million
2015/16Increase 0.139 million
2016/17Increase 0.167 million
2017/18Decrease 0.157 million
History
Key datesOpened 1993 (1993)
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 Kirkwood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Kirkwood railway station is located in the Kirkwood area of Coatbridge, Scotland. It is on the Whifflet Line (a branch of the more extensive Argyle Line), 10 miles (16 km) east of Glasgow Central railway station. Train services are provided by Abellio ScotRail. The station was opened by British Rail in 1993, and is virtually on the site of the old Woodside Steel and Iron Works. It is located some 250m west of the previous Langloan station, which was opened by the Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway in August 1866 and closed when passenger trains over the line were withdrawn on 7 November 1966.

Services[edit]

A half-hourly service operates between Glasgow Central and Whifflet stations, on Mondays to Saturdays. This formerly ran to/from Central High Level and was DMU operated, but now runs to Dalmuir via the Argyle Line. Alternate services continue south of Whifflet through to Motherwell.

Sunday services previously only ran for the month prior to Christmas and were extended to Shotts.[2] However, since the December 2014 timetable change, they now run throughout the year. An hourly service runs in each direction, to Motherwell and Balloch via Glasgow Central Low Level.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 220
  3. ^ Table 225 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whifflet   Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
  Bargeddie
  Historical railways  
Langloan
Line open; station closed
  Caledonian Railway
Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway
  Drumpark
Line and station open