On 5 February 170 477 eases out of the siding at Cumbernauld after changing ends for the return to Glasgow Queen Street. For the size of the town Cumbernauld station never seems particularly busy. In fact the per capita bookings are exceptionally low: about 6 tickets sold per resident per year. This is half the figure for the comparable New Town of East Kilbride with its single-platform terminus. The figure for Kirkcaldy, another similarly sized town, is over 20. Cumbernauld's low usage must have a lot to do with the fact that the station is not conveniently placed for most of the town (Croy station is nearer to some communities). There are also frequent express bus services to Glasgow from the town centre.
Company: Caledonian Railway
Photographer: David Panton
Contact photographer: David Panton
Image number: 32668