Livingston South railway station

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Livingston South National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile Dhunlèibhe a Deas[1]
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Location
PlaceLivingston
Local authorityWest Lothian
Coordinates55°52′18″N 3°30′05″W / 55.8716°N 3.5015°W / 55.8716; -3.5015Coordinates: 55°52′18″N 3°30′05″W / 55.8716°N 3.5015°W / 55.8716; -3.5015
Grid referenceNT061653
Operations
Station codeLVG
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.296 million
2014/15Increase 0.317 million
2015/16Increase 0.343 million
2016/17Decrease 0.324 million
2017/18Increase 0.328 million
History
Original companyBR Scottish Region
6 October 1984Opened[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 Livingston South from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Livingston South railway station is one of two railway stations serving Livingston in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the Shotts Line, 14 miles (23 km) west of Edinburgh Waverley on the way to Glasgow Central. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail, who provide all train services.

The town of Livingston also has another railway station, Livingston North, on the North Clyde Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened by British Rail on 6 October 1984.[2] The station has two platforms, connected by a subway, which was originally a cattle creep under the railway embankment at this point. The platforms were of timber construction.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kirknewton   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  West Calder

Services[edit]

In 2010 it was served, Monday to Saturday, by one service each hour from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley. One train a day from Edinburgh terminates at Motherwell and one starts from there. An additional hourly 'semi fast' service also now (May 2016) calls, giving the station a frequency of two trains per hour between Edinburgh and Glasgow. This latter service only calls at Haymarket en route to Edinburgh and at West Calder, Shotts & Bellshill when heading to Glasgow.

There is a limited Sunday service at this station to Edinburgh and Glasgow (six trains each way per day).[3]

The staple passenger traction on services using this station were the Class 156 and Class 158 DMU.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 145
  3. ^ Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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 Cleland and Midcalder Line". Retrieved 24 December 2011.
  • "RAILSCOT on Addiewell Loop". Retrieved 24 December 2011.