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Name and dates

Bathgate (2010-)

Station code: BHG National Rail ScotRail
Where: West Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway.
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie.


This is a new two platform station which occupies a site east of the Bathgate [4th] terminus. The large car park to the north of the station is built on the site of Bathgate Shed.



Chronology Dates

24/03/1986Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Re-opened to passengers with stations at Uphall, Livingston North, and Bathgate.
18/05/2010Longridge to Bathgate (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
A DB Shenker train becomes the first to enter the new railway between Airdrie and Bathgate at Bathgate, from which the line was laid westwards.
16/10/2010Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Bathgate [4th] closed, replaced by Bathgate two days later.
18/10/2010New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Opened for driver training between Airdrie and Bathgate.
18/10/2010Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
Bathgate station opened, a through station, replacing the Bathgate [4th] terminus
12/12/2010New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways) Boghead to Cowdenhead Branch (Monkland Railways) Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways)
Opened between Airdrie and Bathgate. Stations at Drumgelloch, Caldercruix (delayed opening until 13 February), Blackridge, Armadale.

News items

18/11/2023ScotRail to run Edinburgh services on Boxing Day for the first time in 30 years [Edinburgh Live]
14/04/2023Hi-tech cameras to be installed at three West Lothian train stations will 'analyse movements of passengers on platforms' [Daily Record]
22/02/2023Laying track to Levenmouth [Rail Engineer]
05/05/2022Fife railway workers save life [ScotRail]
29/09/2021Vegetation damages overhead lines sparking commuter chaos on busy Glasgow train route [Evening Times]
04/07/2021Train services facing disruption as heavy rain causes flooding on tracks [Glasgow Live]
04/12/2018ScotRail stations open for new business [ScotRail]
12/01/2016Glasgow Queen Street rail tunnel to close for 20 weeks [BBC News]
23/07/2014Extending and developing Scotland's rail network [Scotsman]
10/05/2012Details of ScotRail train services for Scottish cup final announced [STV]


Vanished Railways of West Lothian