Linlithgow railway station

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Linlithgow National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha[1]
Linlithgow station 2012.jpg
Location
PlaceLinlithgow
Local authorityWest Lothian
Coordinates55°58′35″N 3°35′45″W / 55.9764°N 3.5957°W / 55.9764; -3.5957Coordinates: 55°58′35″N 3°35′45″W / 55.9764°N 3.5957°W / 55.9764; -3.5957
Grid referenceNT005770
Operations
Station codeLIN
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 1.139 million
2013/14Increase 1.155 million
2014/15Increase 1.198 million
2015/16Decrease 1.133 million
2016/17Increase 1.157 million
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
21 February 1842Opened[2]
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 Linlithgow from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Linlithgow railway station is a railway station serving the town of Linlithgow in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line and is also served by Abellio ScotRail services from Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane, and the daily train between Glasgow Queen Street and the Fife Circle Line.

History[edit]

Linlithgow station was opened by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway on 21 February 1842.[2] It once featured an east-facing bay platform and a small goods yard, where the carpark is today. The station also had a railway hotel; The Star and Garter Hotel which was involved in a devastating fire in October 2010.

Photographs of the station taken in 1845 are believed to be the oldest photographic images of a railway subject anywhere in the world.[3]

Services[edit]

The station is served by trains on both the main Edinburgh to Glasgow main line and the Edinburgh - Stirling - Dunblane routes, with half-hourly calls each way on both routes on Mondays to Saturdays (hourly to Dunblane in the evening). The one return weekday Kirkcaldy to Glasgow commuter service also stops here in each direction.[4]

On Sundays, the Edinburgh - Glasgow service is half hourly and the Dunblane to Edinburgh one is hourly.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Polmont   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow - Edinburgh Line
  Haymarket
  Abellio ScotRail
to Fife Circle Line
  Dalmeny
Polmont   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Dunblane Line
  Edinburgh Park
  Historical railways  
Philpstoun
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
  Manuel High Level
Line open; station closed
A Class 170 working an Edinburgh to Glasgow service
View from platform 2, with a train in the sidings, waiting to run from Linlithgow to Glasgow Queen Street

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 143
  3. ^ http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=3867&p=0
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Tables 228 & 230

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • 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.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • RAILSCOT on Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
  • Linlithgow station on navigable OS map

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