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Uddingston railway station

Uddingston railway station serves the town of Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is located on the Argyle Line and Shotts Line. Passenger services are provided by Abellio ScotRail.

Uddingston National Rail
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Location
Place Uddingston
Local authority South Lanarkshire
Coordinates 55°49′25″N 4°05′12″W / 55.8235°N 4.0867°W / 55.8235; -4.0867Coordinates: 55°49′25″N 4°05′12″W / 55.8235°N 4.0867°W / 55.8235; -4.0867
Grid reference NS693608
Operations
Station code UDD
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 0.785 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.770 million
2014/15 Increase 0.820 million
2015/16 Increase 0.827 million
2016/17 Increase 0.876 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE SPT
History
Original company Clydesdale Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Caledonian Railway
Post-grouping LMS
1 June 1849 Opened as Uddingston[1]
3 March 1952 Renamed as Uddingston Central[1][2]
1962? Renamed as Uddingston[1][2]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Uddingston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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HistoryEdit

The station was opened as Uddingston by the Clydesdale Junction Railway on 1 June 1849.[1] Following nationalisation of the UK railway network in 1948, the station was renamed Uddingston Central by British Railways to avoid confusion with the nearby Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge Railway station also of the same name, renamed Uddingston East the following year, only to close in 1955.[2] At some time prior to,[citation needed] or during, electrification of the Cathcart Circle Lines and the Clydesdale Junction Railway from Newton to Motherwell the station name reverted to Uddingston.

Four coaches of the Mid-Day Scot derailed at the station on 17 June 1957. One person was killed and five were injured.[3]

OverviewEdit

The main entrance is located on Station Road. Passengers travel through the Ticket Office and the "Coffee Stop" to Platform 1 (Glasgow-bound trains). Platform 2 (Motherwell/Edinburgh-bound trains) and the car park are accessible by a footbridge over the double line.

RefurbishmentsEdit

The station has received major investment in recent years funded by ScotRail, SPT and South Lanarkshire Council.[citation needed] Improvements include:

  • £610,000 investment in more than doubling the amount of parking spaces and improving pedestrian access
  • installation of an automatic ticket vending machine and renewal of ticketing system within booking office
  • the opening of the "Coffee Stop"
  • addition of hanging baskets and floral beds through working with the local community
  • new station seating both on platforms and within the waiting room
  • installation of state-of-the-art flat-screen Passenger Information System displays for both platforms and waiting area
  • addition of fully accessible public toilets on Platform 1
  • addition of public telephone on Platform 1
  • refurbishment of the waiting room on Platform 1 to meet accessibility requirements including automatic doors and accessible ticket counter

ServicesEdit

East and West Coast Main Line trains pass through the station to/from Glasgow Central but do not stop. Argyle Line services do however call every half-hour in each direction throughout the week. These formerly provided through links to Central Low Level via Rutherglen and then onwards to Dalmuir via Yoker northbound and to Motherwell southbound (alternate services continued to Lanark).[4]

Following a major timetable recast associated with electrification of the Whifflet Line in December 2014 however, northbound trains now run to Central High Level every 30 minutes and southbound trains all proceed to Lanark via Bellshill & Shieldmuir (alternate trains terminate at Motherwell on Sundays). Passengers wishing to reach destinations on the routes via Central Low Level must change at Cambuslang or transfer between the main line and Low Level platforms at Central for onward connections (except for a limited number of weekday peak trains).[5]

The hourly stoppers (two-hourly Sundays) on the Shotts Line to Edinburgh Waverley also serve the station.[6]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Bellshill   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Cambuslang
  Abellio ScotRail
Argyle Line
 
  Historical railways  
Motherwell
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Clydesdale Junction Railway
  Newton
Line and station open
Bellshill
Line and station open
  Caledonian Railway
Cleland and Midcalder Line
  Terminus

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Butt (1995), page 236
  2. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 237
  3. ^ "Four Coaches of Mid-Day Scot Derailed". Birmingham Daily Post. England. 18 June 1957. Retrieved 15 November 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 226
  5. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May 2016 Edition, Table 225 (network Rail)
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2016, Table 226

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