West Calder railway station

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West Calder National Rail
West Calder August 2012.jpg
West Calder station in 2012
Location
Place West Calder
Local authority West Lothian
Coordinates 55°51′13″N 3°34′02″W / 55.8537°N 3.5671°W / 55.8537; -3.5671Coordinates: 55°51′13″N 3°34′02″W / 55.8537°N 3.5671°W / 55.8537; -3.5671
Grid reference NT019633
Operations
Station code WCL
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 Increase 0.113 million
2012/13 Increase 0.118 million
2013/14 Increase 0.122 million
2014/15 Increase 0.132 million
2015/16 Increase 0.136 million
History
9 July 1869 Opened[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at West Calder from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

West Calder railway station is a railway station serving West Calder in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the Shotts Line, 17 miles (28 km) west of Edinburgh Waverley on the way to Glasgow Central. The station has two platforms, connected by a stairway footbridge, and CCTV. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

Services[edit]

Since the December 2009 timetable change, the station is currently served, Monday to Saturday, by one ScotRail all stops service each hour between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley. There is also a semi-fast service between the two cities each hour which calls (this otherwise stops only at Haymarket, Livingston South, Shotts & Bellshill). One train a day from Edinburgh terminates at Motherwell and one starts back from there in the opposite direction.[2]

The timetable featured a limited Sunday service of one train every two hours from this station to Edinburgh until December 2012; at the timetable change that year a two-hourly Sunday service between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley was introduced which remains in operation as of May 2016.[3]

The passenger traction on this line is the Class 156 and Class 158.

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Livingston South   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Addiewell

History[edit]

During the Midlothian Campaign of 1878-80 William Ewart Gladstone, leader of Britain's Liberal Party visited West Calder to give a foreign policy speech. Again on 21 November he returned during the United Kingdom general election, 1885 to give another speech

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 245.
  2. ^ Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013, Table 225

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