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Linlithgow railway station is a railway station serving the town of Linlithgow in West Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the Glasgow to Edinburgh via Falkirk Line and is also served by Abellio ScotRail services from Edinburgh Waverley to Dunblane, and the daily train between Glasgow Queen Street and the Fife Circle Line.

Linlithgow National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha[1]
Linlithgow station 2012.jpg
Location
PlaceLinlithgow
Local authorityWest Lothian
Coordinates55°58′35″N 3°35′45″W / 55.9764°N 3.5957°W / 55.9764; -3.5957Coordinates: 55°58′35″N 3°35′45″W / 55.9764°N 3.5957°W / 55.9764; -3.5957
Grid referenceNT005770
Operations
Station codeLIN
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 1.155 million
2014/15Increase 1.198 million
2015/16Decrease 1.133 million
2016/17Increase 1.157 million
2017/18Increase 1.186 million
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
21 February 1842Opened[2]
Listed status
Listing gradeCategory C
Entry numberLB37472[3]
Added to list16 March 1992
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 Linlithgow from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

Linlithgow station was opened by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway on 21 February 1842.[2] It once featured an east-facing bay platform and a small goods yard, where the carpark is today. The station also had a railway hotel; The Star and Garter Hotel which was involved in a devastating fire in October 2010.[4]

Photographs of the station taken in 1845 are believed to be the oldest photographic images of a railway subject anywhere in the world.[5]

The building is Category C listed by Historic Scotland due to it being one of the only two surviving (with Croy) stations of the original Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.[3]

ServicesEdit

The station is served by trains on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High main line and via the Cumbernauld Line, and the Edinburgh - Stirling - Dunblane routes, with half-hourly calls each way on all routes on Mondays to Saturdays (hourly to Dunblane on Sundays). Services via Cumbernauld terminate at Falkirk Grahamston in the evenings. The one return weekday Kirkcaldy to Glasgow commuter service also stops here in each direction.[6]

On Sundays, the Edinburgh - Glasgow service is half hourly and the Dunblane to Edinburgh one is hourly.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Edinburgh Park   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow - Edinburgh Line
  Polmont
  Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow-Edinburgh via Cumbernauld
 
  Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh to Dunblane Line
 
Dalmeny   Abellio ScotRail
to Fife Circle Line
  Polmont
  Historical railways  
Philpstoun
Line open; station closed
  North British Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
  Manuel High Level
Line open; station closed
 
A Class 170 working an Edinburgh to Glasgow service
 
View from platform 2, with a train in the sidings, waiting to run from Linlithgow to Glasgow Queen Street

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 143
  3. ^ a b "LINLITHGOW RAILWAY STATION". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Flames engulf historic town hotel". BBC News. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=3867&p=0
  6. ^ Table 226, 228 & 230 National Rail timetable, December 2018

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