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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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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Company: New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
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Company: New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
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Location: Bathgate Upper
Company: Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
14/05/2011 Bill Roberton

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