Passenger boost for reopened Airdrie-Bathgate rail link [BBC News]





Date: 13/01/2012

A reopened rail link between North Lanarkshire and West Lothian has boosted passenger numbers along the route, according to Transport Scotland. Figures for the £300m Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link, which opened just over a year ago, showed a significant increase in usage at existing stations. Transport Scotland said three new stations on the route were also on target to meet passenger forecasts.


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Passenger boost for reopened Airdrie-Bathgate rail link - BBC News
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A reopened rail link between North Lanarkshire and West Lothian has boosted passenger numbers along the route, according to Transport Scotland.

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The 10.10 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley emu accelerates east away from the new (opened the previous day) Drumgelloch station on 7 March 2011 and is about to pass under the new Towers Road bridge. The train is passing the site of the platforms of the former Clarkston (Lanarks) station (1862 - 1956) [see image 20208].
Location: Drumgelloch (New)
Company: New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
07/03/2011 John Furnevel
The 08.11 service to Edinburgh Waverley (06.40 ex-Helensburgh Central) calls at Armadale on 4 March 2011. This was the first day of scheduled passenger services at the new station.
Location: Armadale
Company: New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
04/03/2011 John Yellowlees
334 010 departs from Bathgate (New) on 14 May with the 16.48 Edinburgh Waverley - Helensburgh Central.
Location: Bathgate Upper
Company: Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
14/05/2011 Bill Roberton


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