Cumbernauld

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Cumbernauld (1849-1849)
Cumbernauld (1870-)

Station code: CUB National Rail ScotRail
Where: North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Open on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld via Duke Street.

Description

This is a two platform station with the main station building on the northbound platform. The original shelter on this platform was similar to that at Killin [2nd] reflecting the size of Cumbernauld before it became a ^New Town^. There was a small goods yard at the north end of the eastbound platform and, north of this, a loop off the line.

There was a signal box at the north end of the station, on the east side, opposite a turnback siding from the south on the west side of the line. The box closed in 1999.

The lines to Cumbernauld from Sighthill Junction, Springburn, to Cumbernauld via Gartcosh and from Gartsherrie South Junction to Garnqueen North Junction were electrified in early 2014.

Electrification opened up the possibilities of new routes and in addition to the Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Gartcosh service, other services were introduced to Milngavie or Dalmuir via Hamilton and Dalmarnock, and Dumbarton Central via Springburn (reverse)) and Yoker.

Tags

Station

Facilities

Gaelic name: Comar nan Allt




Dates

07/11/1966Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Buchanan Street station closed; Buchanan Street to Sighthill East Junction closed. Where possible trains are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street High Level. A local shuttle to Cumbernauld commences from Springburn.
19/05/2014Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Caledonian Railway
Electric passenger services begin operating between Glasgow and Cumbernauld following commissioning of 50 km of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification between Springburn and Cumbernauld.

Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian