This line is open. ScotRail operates a service between Edinburgh and Bathgate. Occasional freight trains carrying cars make use of the line to run to a car distribution terminal in Bathgate.
|/ /1846||[Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway]|
Act receives Royal assent
|12/11/1849||[Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway]|
Line opened from Newbridge Junction to Bathgate.
|01/01/1923||[North British Railway]|
[Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway]
[Great North of Scotland Railway]
[Forth and Clyde Junction Railway]
[Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway]
[Gifford and Garvald Railway]
[Newburgh and North Fife Railway]
[Lauder Light Railway]
Great Central Railway
Grouped into [London and North Eastern Railway].
|12/06/1934||[Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway]|
A road tanker crashes into a overbridge by Uphall station killing a man and injuring a youth
|08/01/1956||Glasgow City and District RailwayCoatbridge Branch (North British Railway)Monkland and Kirkintilloch RailwayBathgate and Coatbridge Railway (Monkland Railways)Edinburgh and Bathgate RailwayEdinburgh and Glasgow Railway|
Last regular Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Waverley via Shettleston, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Bathgate Upper service runs.
|24/03/1986||[Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway]|
Re-opening to passengers with stations at Uphall, Livingston North, and Bathgate
These locations are along the line.
This is a two platform station with a car park alongside each platform. Uphall itself is to the north and the station is in the village of Uphall Station, which developed after the station opened.
This is a modern two platform station. The original Livingston [1st] station was further west.
Bathgate shed was east of Bathgate Upper and on the north side of the line. This six road shed was replaced in 1954 with a new four road shed on the same site. Approach was from the east.
This junction was created in 1850 when the 1849 Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway was met by the Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) line just east of Bathgate [1st] station. The connection faced Edinburgh, allowing goods and minerals to run through whereas passenger trains would need to reverse to reach Bathgate station.
This was the fourth station to be opened in Bathgate and, when opened, the first in the town for twenty years following the closure of Bathgate Upper in 1956.
This was the first station in Bathgate. It appeared in working timetables as Bathgate E&G as that company operated the independent Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway.