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Caldercruix railway station is a railway station serving Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Caldercruix National Rail
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Caldercruix railway station facing East towards Blackridge
Location
PlaceCaldercruix
Local authorityNorth Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°53′17″N 3°53′16″W / 55.88798°N 3.88781°W / 55.88798; -3.88781Coordinates: 55°53′17″N 3°53′16″W / 55.88798°N 3.88781°W / 55.88798; -3.88781
Grid referenceNS819677
Operations
Station codeCAC
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.102 million
2014/15Increase 0.109 million
2015/16Increase 0.111 million
2016/17Decrease 88,688
2017/18Increase 100,404
History
Original companyBathgate and Coatbridge Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
11 August 1862Opened[1]
9 January 1956Closed[1]
13 February 2011Reopened[2]
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 Caldercruix from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

The station was originally opened as part of the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway on 11 August 1862 and closed on 9 January 1956.[1]

ReopeningEdit

The station was due to be reopened as part of the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link on 12 December 2010.[3] However, building work was held up by bad weather, and a bus service ferried passengers until the station was able to open.[4] The reopening eventually took place on 13 February 2011.[2]

The Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link is a project created to enable Glasgow and Edinburgh to be linked via a fourth route by reopening the railway between the towns of Airdrie and Bathgate.

ServicesEdit

The station has a basic half-hourly off-peak service Mondays to Sundays, westbound to Airdrie, Queen St Low Level and Milngavie and eastbound to Bathgate and Edinburgh Waverley. In the evenings and on Sundays the westbound terminus is Helensburgh Central rather than Milngavie.[5]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Blackridge   Abellio ScotRail
North Clyde Line
  Drumgelloch
  Historical railways  
Forrestfield
Line open; Station closed
  Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway
North British Railway
  Plains
Line open; Station closed

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ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), p. 51
  2. ^ a b "New station arrives for Caldercruix". 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  3. ^ "New £300m Airdrie-Bathgate rail link re-opens". BBC News Online. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Station update: Armadale, Caldercruix & Drumgelloch". 13 January 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Table 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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