Wester Hailes railway station

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Wester Hailes National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Hailes an Iar
Wester Hailes
Wester Hailes station in 2012
Location
Place Wester Hailes
Local authority Edinburgh
Coordinates 55°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 reference NT198697
Operations
Station code WTA
Managed by First ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 Increase 19,294
2005/06 Increase 20,915
2006/07 Decrease 18,915
2007/08 Decrease 18,899
2008/09 Increase 20,428
2009/10 Increase 22,710
2010/11 Increase 23,278
History
Key dates Opened May 1987 (May 1987)
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* 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 Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Wester Hailes railway station is a railway station 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 First 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 Class 221 "Super Voyager", Class 390 "Pendolino" and East Coast InterCity 225 can also be seen.

Service[edit]

It is currently served, Monday to Saturday, by one First ScotRail service each hour from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley. One train a day to/from Edinburgh starts/terminates at Motherwell and there is a single a.m peak-hour service to North Berwick that returns in the evening and runs to Glasgow via Carstairs. [1]

On Sundays there is a two-hourly service to Edinburgh & Glasgow (six trains each way).

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 225

External links[edit]

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