Cleland railway station
|Local authority||North Lanarkshire|
|Managed by||First ScotRail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Passenger Transport Executive|
|Original company||Caledonian Railway|
|9 July 1869||Opened as Bellside|
|1 October 1879||Renamed Omoa|
|1 October 1941||Renamed Cleland|
|National Rail – UK 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 Cleland from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Cleland railway station is a railway station serving the village of Cleland, near Motherwell in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Built on the Cleland and Midcalder Line it was originally named 'Omoa', after the nearby ironworks, until Cleland (Old) on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway closed in 1930.
It is located on the Shotts Line, 15¾ miles (25 km) east of Glasgow Central towards Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts. The station has two platforms, connected by a stairway footbridge, and CCTV. It is managed by First ScotRail.
It is currently served, Monday to Saturday, by one First ScotRail service each hour from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley. On Sundays, there is normally no service. However, in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, an hourly service to Glasgow Central from Shotts via Whifflet is laid on for shoppers.
Cleland was not included in the timetable for the express passenger service along this line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
However from 9 December 2012 a new two-hourly service will operate between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley in both directions.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Cleland and Midcalder Line
Engineering works on other routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh may result in other diesel hauled passenger traction being seen, but these almost never call at this station.
- Butt 1995, p. 32.
- Butt 1995, p. 178.
- 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 1-8526-0508-1. 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 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137.