Wester Hailes railway station

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Wester Hailes National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Hailes an Iar[1]
Wester Hailes August 2012.jpg
Wester Hailes station in 2012
Location
PlaceWester Hailes
Local authorityEdinburgh
Coordinates55°54′52″N 3°17′02″W / 55.9144°N 3.2838°W / 55.9144; -3.2838Coordinates: 55°54′52″N 3°17′02″W / 55.9144°N 3.2838°W / 55.9144; -3.2838
Grid referenceNT198697
Operations
Station codeWTA
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 37,454
2015/16Increase 38,644
2016/17Decrease 36,080
2017/18Increase 41,322
2018/19Decrease 39,942
History
Key datesOpened May 1987 (May 1987)
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 Wester Hailes from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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 to deter crime and anti-social behaviour. 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", Avanti West Coast Class 221 "Super Voyager", Class 390 "Pendolino" and London North Eastern Railway Class 801s can also be seen.

Service[edit]

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.[2] 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).

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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Kingsknowe   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Curriehill
  Abellio ScotRail
North Berwick Line