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Chatelherault railway station serves the villages of Ferniegair and Allanton on the outskirts of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is named Chatelherault after the nearby Chatelherault Country Park.

Chatelherault National Rail
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Location
PlaceFerniegair
Local authoritySouth Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°45′54″N 4°00′16″W / 55.7651°N 4.0044°W / 55.7651; -4.0044Coordinates: 55°45′54″N 4°00′16″W / 55.7651°N 4.0044°W / 55.7651; -4.0044
Grid referenceNS743542
Operations
Station codeCTE
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 66,948
2014/15Increase 74,934
2015/16Increase 85,898
2016/17Increase 0.105 million
2017/18Increase 0.111 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTESPT
History
Pre-groupingCaledonian Railway
1 December 1866Opened as Ferniegair, as a terminus
2 October 1876Re-located as a through station
1 January 1917Closed
9 December 2005Re-opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Chatelherault from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

The station was opened as Ferniegair on 1 December 1866 as a terminus for trains approaching from the south on the Caledonian Railway's Coalburn Branch. Passengers for Glasgow had to transfer to Hamilton by coach. It was rebuilt and relocated as a through station on 2 October 1876, with trains continuing to Motherwell railway station on the Clydesdale Junction Railway. The Caledonian Railway closed the station on 1 January 1917, though the line itself continued to carry passengers until October 1965 and freight until 1968.

ReopeningEdit

The station is on the Argyle Line, and was officially reopened on 9 December 2005 by First Minister Jack McConnell as part of the extension of the Argyle Line to include Larkhall.

ServicesEdit

From the reopening in December 2005, trains ran on Mondays and Saturdays every 30 minutes north-west to Dalmuir via Singer and south to Larkhall. A trial (for one year) Sunday service commenced from December 2007 with an hourly service in each direction, and due to high uptake was made permanent in December 2008.

As of May 2016, the frequency remains unaltered, but northbound trains now run to Milngavie (southbound trains still start from Dalmuir). The hourly Sunday service runs to/from Balloch via Clydebank.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Table 225, & 226 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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