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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.


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'. To the immediate west of the building was a stone built cottage. 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 station was originally some distance south of Cumbernauld Village, around a mile and a half to the north. The bridge over the line at the south end of the station was a realignment of the older road to accommodate the railway. The bridge was removed for electrification.

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.




Gaelic name: Comar nan Allt

Nearby stations
Kilsyth (New)
Kilsyth (Old)
Upper Greenhill
Cumbernauld Works
Green Yards Siding
Glencryne Quarry
Glencryne Pit
Madgescroft Siding
Boglea Colliery
Madgescroft Signal Box
Maryburgh Siding
Glentore Fireclay Works
Boglea Colliery
Wester Glentore Colliery Pit No 3
Cumbernauld House
Abronhill Signal Box
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology 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.
15/05/1989Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway
Stepps station opened. Served by the Springburn to Cumbernauld services, and Greenfaulds opened on the same day.
15/05/1989Caledonian Railway
Greenfaulds station opened. Served by the Springburn to Cumbernauld services, and Stepps opened on the same day.
30/01/2013Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway Caledonian Railway
Carillion wins contract to electrify the line to Cumbernauld.
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.

News items

14/04/2022Bomb squad called to Scottish railway station after 'WW2 explosive' discovered [Daily Record]
26/01/2022Last chance to have your say in station ticket office shutdown row [Glasgow World]
13/10/2021Concerns raised over key rail link being shed for passengers at Cumbernauld and Greenfaulds [Glasgow World]
07/08/2020London link lined up for station in Cumbernauld [Cumbernauld News]
17/03/2019Cumbernauld refuses to hand back Glasgow clock for Queen Street centrepiece [Glasgow Times]
12/09/2018Construction begins on new Robroyston station [ScotRail]
18/08/2016Scotrail launches the first two new Glasgow rail services [Evening Times]
19/05/2014Cumbernauld electrification completed [Railway Gazette]
30/01/2013Carillion wins Cumbernauld electrification contract [Network Rail]
28/10/2011Put ScotRail under public ownership, urges Labour MSP [Herald]


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