Wester Hailes railway station
|Scottish Gaelic: Hailes an Iar|
Wester Hailes station in 2012
|Managed by||Abellio ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened May 1987|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wester Hailes from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Wester Hailes railway station is a railway station opened in 1987 by British Rail serving Wester Hailes in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located on the Edinburgh branch of the West Coast Main Line, but is not served by inter-city services - these are provided via the Shotts Line of the SPT network. The station has two platforms, connected by a stairway footbridge, and CCTV. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail.
The staple passenger traction calling at this station is the Class 156 "Super Sprinter". As this station is part of the West Coast Main Line to Carstairs, which diverges at Mid Calder Junction, a colourful variety of CrossCountry Class 220 "Voyager", Virgin Trains West Coast Class 221 "Super Voyager", Class 390 "Pendolino" and Virgin Trains East Coast InterCity 225 can also be seen.
It is currently served, Monday to Saturday, by one Abellio ScotRail service every hour each way from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley. One train a day to/from Edinburgh running via Shotts starts/terminates at Motherwell (plus a second late night train from Edinburgh via Carstairs that terminates there) and there is a single a.m peak-hour service to North Berwick that returns in the evening and runs to Ayr via Carstairs and Glasgow. The latter is operated by a Class 380 Desiro EMU.
On Sundays there is a two-hourly service to Edinburgh and Glasgow (six trains each way).
- Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
North Berwick Line