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Following on from last weeks article about Lesmahagow, I thought it would be an ideal time to turn the spotlight on Lanark Station.
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Lanark: Lanark railway station, looking north east across Bannatyne Street on Boxing Day 2011. The two platform terminus is reached via a short branch off the WCML and is at the southern end of the Argyle Lin ...
John Furnevel 26/12/2011


Lanark: Scene at Lanark on 16 October 1965 with ex-Great North of Scotland Railway 4-4-0 No 49 Gordon Highlander at the head of a Branch Line Society railtour. The old church behind the locomotive has ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 16/10/1965


Lanark: Comings and goings at Lanark station on 30 January 2014. Passengers leaving the 12.42 arrival from Dalmuir passing others about to join the 12.53 departure for Milngavie, which the train will become i ...
John Furnevel 30/01/2014

Multiple train routes from Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central are seeing 'major disruptions' due to the snow.
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Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, was guest of honour at the 2020 National Railway Heritage Awards as the winners in this year's competition were announced in a virtual ceremony, reflecting the fact that restrictions on the holding of public gatherings as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis meant that the usual annual ceremony held at Merchant Taylors' Hall had had to be cancelled.

The Urban Heritage Award, sponsored by the Arch Company, was made to Network Rail and LNER for the impressive work completed at Berwick-on-Tweed station over a number of years, work that recognised not only the importance of the station itself but also the sensitivity of the
historic site on which it stands.

The London Underground Operational Enhancement Award went to the Network Rail and Story Construction Ltd for the complex work undertaken at Stirling station in Scotland in restoring the platform canopies and footbridge whilst incorporating successfully the overhead line equipment associated with the 25kV electrification of the line through to Alloa.

Highly commended entries:

There were three unusual entrants that all featured restored graves; it was decided to reward these each with a chairmans special Highly Commended Certificate. The last was made to the Friends of Scrayingham and Leppington Village for the restoration of the grave of the 'Railway King', George Hudson, in Scrayingham churchyard.

Highly commended entries:
Partnership Award: Pitlochry salt store
Conservation Award: Dumbarton Central station roof tiles, Lanark station railings
Community Award: Dumfries station

(Permalink) Andrew Haines Berwick-on-Tweed Dumbarton Central Dumfries George Hudson Lanark Network Rail Pitlochry Stirling


Dumbarton Central: Up on the roof; in the background workmen are repairing the roof of the westbound platforms building.
Beth Crawford 11/04/2019


Stirling: A Dunblane service calls at Stirling on 21 August 2019. I'm not quite sure why this class has one eyebrow raised; it certainly doesn't help its looks.
David Panton 21/08/2019

The near-absence of any mention of restoring direct Lanark-Edinburgh rail links in a new public transport 'blueprint' for South Lanarkshire has led some to lose hope of the project ever becoming a reality.
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If a Tardis transported an Edwardian Lanark gent to today's railway station ticket office, he'd probably soon start a row with the staff.
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The major tourism boost the recently restored rail links to Edinburgh has brought the Borders has sparked off renewed demands for direct trains between Lanark and the capital.
These services - up to eight a day at one time - last ran in the mid-Sixties before being axed on economic grounds.
Now a new campaign has been launched to persuade the Scottish Government, ScotRail and Network Rail that, in 2016, it would be well worth restoring the 35 mile direct link - and it could all be done at a small fraction of the £294m the Borders project cost.


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Silvermuir Junction: The 11.40 Glasgow Central - London Euston heads away from the former Silvermuir Junction on 19 March.
Bill Roberton 19/03/2015


Silvermuir South Junction: View north at Silvermuir South Junction in 2000. The Glasgow fork is to the left and the trackbed of the Edinburgh fork to the right. [Ref query 8859]
Ewan Crawford //2000


Cleghorn: Don't even think about it! A southbound Pendolino speeds south over Cleghorn level crossing near Lanark on 24 May 2007.
John Furnevel 24/05/2007

From the 6th of January the full pre-dispute timetable will be reinstated with the return of peak expresses at Balloch and Milngavie and the half-hourly daytime Dalmuir-Bellgrove via Yoker trains. Under the terms of the compensation package agreed between ScotRail and SPT for the impact of the special timetable during the dispute, there will also be new peak hour trains at Ayr, Barrhead, Busby and East Kilbride.

A half-hourly service will be introduced to Wishaw, Carluke and Lanark by diverting the hourly electric train via Hamilton that until January 2002 ran to Coatbridge Central (which will however regain Argyle Line services in the evening and morning peak - and after the evening peak the Motherwell-Cumbernauld service will run until 2126/2159). So as to avoid reversal at Motherwell, most of the new trains to/from Lanark will run via and call at Holytown, providing a direct Hamilton-Lanark service.



Prior to 6 January the Motherwell-Wishaw via Holytown route was 'served' only by the 0643 Motherwell-Lanark and at the Mossend east-to-south curve by the 1721 Edinburgh-Shotts-Motherwell. The last regular service was the Lanarkshire diesel 'Green Trains' which ceased in 1974 on the electrification of the West Coast Main Line.
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