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Over the past 30 years, Scotland has been the trailblazer for re-opening railways in response to growing gridlock on the British road network. Scores of new stations have been created on the existing network north of the Border, and new lines now link communities which lost their services in the 1950s and 1960s - Edinburgh to Bathgate, Hamilton to Larkhall, Stirling to Alloa, Bathgate to Airdrie and several suburban routes in Glasgow.
(Permalink) Airdrie-Bathgate Alloa Bathgate Larkhall Levenmouth New station Re-opening


Cameron Bridge: Looking west over Cameron Bridge towards Thornton Junction on 3 September 2010. No obvious change here - other than the usual impression that the Diageo complex seems to have grown larger since the la ...
John Furnevel 03/09/2010


Earlseat Loading Pad: The first train out of Earlseat Loading Point on the Methil branch ran on 22 August 2012. There are now two trains a week, on Tuesday and Thursday, to Hunterston. 66140 leaves the site on 11 September ...
Bill Roberton 11/09/2012


Methil: Methil station. NB 4.4.2T 67452 on branch train.
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/05/1949

Six-car running on selected peak-hour services has commenced to East Kilbride and Bathgate.
(Permalink) Bathgate East Kilbride

This was a day of disrupted services. The North Berwick Line flooded, there was a track defect at Gartshore and flooding between Linlithgow and Edinburgh Haymarket (Edinburgh to Glasgow line), flooding at Inverkeithing, a landslide between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, and flooding of the Bathgate line. The East Coast Main Line was closed between Edinburgh and Berwick.




(Permalink) Bathgate Flood Gartshore Loops Inverkeithing Landslide Linlithgow North Berwick Stonehaven

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