Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is the main station in Edinburgh and acts as both a terminus and through station. The larger part of the station is covered by a large glazed roof and is an island platform with bays at either end. There is a smaller island platform outwith the main roof on the south side.
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A grab shot of the splasher nameplate of the 'Flying Scotsman' from Waverley's
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Martin MacGuire 20/05/2018
GBRf 66 739 Bluebell Railway, formerly at the tail of The Royal Scotsman, prepares to strike east at Waverley Platform 8. ...
David Panton 08/09/2017
Motor Neurone Disease advert at Waverley.

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John Yellowlees 23/10/2017
An attractive Waverley hoarding at future Platforms 5 and 6. ...
John Yellowlees 23/10/2017

This is a five platform station in the west of Edinburgh where the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Caledonian Railway divide.
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Poppy train: 1000 Edinburgh-Dundee at Haymarket. ...
John Yellowlees 10/11/2017
Voyagers pass at Haymarket. ...
John Yellowlees 27/01/2017
A Cross-Country Glasgow Central to Penzance service calls at Haymarket at 0957 on 24 April. The large 'Haymarket' lettering, in (still?) trendy ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
Plenty of salt and grit underfoot at Haymarket on a cold and frosty 20 December 2007, with an Aberdeen – Penzance service standing at platform 1. ...
John Furnevel 20/12/2007

This is a two platform modern glass and steel station built in Edinburgh Park, a business park to the south of the Gyle Centre and to the west of Edinburgh.
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Having passed under the tram viaduct, on the very edge of the city proper, an Edinburgh service approaches Edinburgh Park station on 17th August 2018. ...
David Panton 17/08/2018
Real time bus information at Edinburgh Park. Impressive eh? ...
John Yellowlees 30/06/2017
Edinburgh Park interchange - the station from the Tram stop. ...
John Yellowlees 23/06/2016
Waverley - Bathgate service leaving Edinburgh Park in September 2006. ...
John Furnevel /09/2006

This is a two platform station with a car park alongside each platform. Uphall itself is to the north and the station is in the village of Uphall Station, which developed after the station opened.
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Milngavie (right) and Edinburgh services pass at Uphall on 25th September 2017. Unusually the Edinburgh train is only formed of three coaches so I've ...
David Panton 25/09/2017
An Edinburgh service enters Uphall on 25th September 2017. The proximity of the station to the M8 Motorway is clear. Uphall has no footbridge, and the ...
David Panton 25/09/2017
An Edinburgh service calls at Uphall on 27th July 2018, to pick up what is obviously mainly daytripping custom. Note the proximity to the M8: an ...
David Panton 27/07/2018
New cycle hoops at Uphall. ...
First ScotRail //2006

This is a modern two platform station. The original Livingston [1st] station was further west.
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A Milngavie service enters Livingston North on 17 August 2018. If you want to get to the centre of Livingston from here I'd get the bus as it is two ...
David Panton 17/08/2018
A Milngavie service at Livingston North on 24th October 2017. Neither of the Livingston stations are at all central: North is in Deans and South in ...
David Panton 25/10/2017
An Edinburgh service pulls into Livi North on 17 August 2018. Eastbound services use the original 1986 platform, which goes under the overbridge ...
David Panton 17/08/2018
The 0924 Milngavie - Edinburgh Waverley draws to a halt at Livingston North platform 1 on 16 April 2018. ...
John Furnevel 16/04/2018

This is a new two platform station which occupies a site east of the Bathgate [4th] terminus. The large carpark to the north of the station is built on the site of Bathgate Shed. ...

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The 'Memory wall' at Bathgate Station. ...
John Yellowlees 09/05/2017
Helensburgh (left) and Edinburgh services cross at Bathgate on 28 June. The last time I was here was a bitterly cold December morning and the light ...
David Panton 03/07/2018
An SPT liveried class 334 EMU calls at Bathgate on a winter's day in December 2010 with an Edinburgh Waverley - Helensburgh Central train. The modern ...
John Furnevel 14/12/2010
The 0938 Edinburgh - Milngavie arriving at Bathgate on 15 May 2015. ...
John Furnevel 15/05/2015

This is a two platform station with a large car park on the north side.
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So good they named in twice; Armadale's less than vital Gaelic translation. Less cynically, Armadale probably has more claims to the Gaelic treatment ...
David Panton 28/06/2018
A reddening customer eyes the approaching Edinburgh service on a hot 28th June 2018. ...
David Panton 28/06/2018
This is a Caldercruix to Edinburgh traih at Armadale on Sunday 8th October 2017. Caldercruix was acting as a terminus as the line was closed west from ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017
New charging point for two cars at Armadale station car park. It is not just the lines that are going electric. ...
Ewan Crawford 08/10/2017

An Edinburgh service calls at Blackridge on 28 June and picks up its young customer. Blackridge station must suffer from being not particularly close ...
David Panton 28/06/2018
Blackridge station in all its isolation. Note the length of the ramp, nowadays necessary in a station without lifts. The wind turbines all around were ...
David Panton 28/06/2018
The 1039 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley arrives at Blackridge on a misty 19 September 2011. ...
John Furnevel 19/09/2011
The 10.39 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley arrives at Blackridge on 13 January 2011. ...
John Furnevel 13/01/2011

This is a two platform station.
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A Milngavie service pulls in on 20 June. Caldercruix Main Street has the 5 small-town essentials: a Chinese takeaway, an Indian takeaway, a ...
David Panton 20/06/2018
The 10.40 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley arrives at the eastbound platform at Caldercruix on 8 May. ...
John Furnevel 08/05/2014
334027 heads west on the approach to Caldercruix on 2 April 2011. ...
Bill Roberton 02/04/2011
The 11.21 Edinburgh Waverley - Helensburgh Central about to restart from Caldercruix on 8 May 2014. Caldercruix is number 8 of the 30 stops made by ...
John Furnevel 08/05/2014

This is a two platform station.
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An Edinburgh-bound service calls at Drumgelloch on Saturday morning,
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David Panton 17/06/2017
Sign at Drumgelloch, the last of the new stations on the Aidrie - Bathgate line, which opened to passengers on Sunday 6 March 2011. ...
John Yellowlees 06/03/2011
An Edinburgh to Helensburgh service departing from Drumgelloch, early evening on 3 May 2011. ...
John Steven 03/05/2011
The 0921 Edinburgh Waverley - Helensburgh Central arriving in the snow at Drumgelloch on 19 January 2015. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2015

This is the main station in Airdrie with three platforms, one a bay for services to Glasgow. The two main platforms are served by east-west trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate.
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Dusk falls on Airdrie as an Edinburgh to Milngavie service calls on 1st November 2017.
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David Panton 01/11/2017
An Edinburgh to Milngavie service changes drivers at Airdrie on 17/06/2017. ...
David Panton 17/06/2017
334 008 pulls out with a westbound service while 318 254 sits in the bay. Trains from Balloch are timed to arrive shortly after the last one going the ...
David Panton 22/10/2016
ScotRail 320411 rests in bay platform 1 at Airdrie on 2 August 2017, after treating me to my first 'station skipping' experience. It left on time on ...
Colin McDonald 02/08/2017

This is a two platform station near Monklands Hospital. The station did not open with the line. When built it was a very rural location, it is now in the west of Airdrie. To the east of the station is the Coatdyke Viaduct. ...

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320 309 calls at Coatdyke on 17 March 2010 with a service for Balloch. ...
David Panton 17/03/2010
Glasgow bound service about to leave Coatdyke station on 8 July 2009. ...
John Steven 08/07/2009
Looking along platform 1 at Coatdyke station in August 2006 as a train for Airdrie departs. ...
John Furnevel /08/2006
320 305 calls at Coatdyke with an eastbound service for Drumgelloch on 15 September 2007. ...
David Panton 15/09/2007

This is a two platform station with the main building on the Glasgow bound platform. The Sunnyside Coffee Company is based in the station building.
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The Sunnyside Coffee Company is based in the station building at Coatbridge Sunnyside. A small modification is needed to the station sign - it is of ...
John Yellowlees 27/04/2017
The Sunnyside Coffee Co is now open at Coatbridge Sunnyside station within the station building.
John Yellowlees 09/05/2017
A 6-car Airdrie to Balloch service calls at Sunnyside on 14 November. ...
David Panton 14/11/2017
A sunny Sunnyside on 19 May with a Balloch to Airdrie service. Despite not being very central the station is well-served, with 6 trains a hour each ...
David Panton 19/05/2018

This is a two platform station. The station building is above the westbound platform with a footbridge running to the eastbound platform. To the south of the station is the car park. The station serves the north west of Coatbridge.
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320315 approaching Blaihill station with a Balloch to Airdrie train on 3rd August 2017. ...
Alastair McLellan 03/08/2017
320411 approaching Blairhill station with a Airdrie to Balloch service on 3rd August 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 03/08/2017
A new overbridge,lifts and entrance from the new car park. 8/10/16. ...
Alastair McLellan 08/10/2016
A Helensburgh Central service enters Blairhill on 20 June. The station is certainly more inviting than it used to be. ...
David Panton 20/06/2018

This is a two platform station. It is located between Easterhouse itself (to the north) and Swinton to the south. North of the ststion runs the M8, formerly the Monkland Canal. To the south was Hallhill Colliery Pit No 1.
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A Balloch to Airdrie service calls at Easterhouse on 19 May. The name is rather freighted, but the troubled public housing estate is some distance ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
Easterhouse station, looking west. ...
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Westbound train arriving at Easterhouse in September 2006 formed by 320321. ...
John Furnevel 01/09/2006
320 320 runs into Easterhouse station with an Airdrie service on 26 March 2011. ...
David Panton 26/03/2011

This is a two platform station.
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A Helensburgh service calls at Garrowhill on 14 October 2017. Formerly Garrowhill Halt it retains its halt-like ticket office at Street level.
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David Panton 14/10/2017
An Airdrie to Balloch service calls at Garrowhill on 25 August 2018. In the days when these things mattered this was 'Garrowhill Halt' and it still ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
SPT liveried 320317 pulls up below the booking office at Garrowhill on 1 September 2006 with an Airdrie - Helensburgh Central service. ...
John Furnevel 01/09/2006
320317 calls at Garrowhill on the first day of autumn 2006 with a Balloch - Airdrie service. View west from the station footbridge towards ...
John Furnevel 01/09/2006

This is a two platform station on the former North British Railway's Glasgow to Coatbridge line. The station is immediately west of Shettleston Junction and a small permanent way depot. It became a junction station in 1877 on the opening of the branch to Hamilton.
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Hidden away at the east end of Platform 1 at Shettleston, this rather fine station garden goes almost unnoticed by many daily commuters. April 2018. ...
Colin McDonald 21/04/2018
318260, leading a six coach Balloch to Airdrie service, calls at 'Baile Nighean Sheadna' on 14 October 2017. [Google translates this as 'Home ...
David Panton 14/10/2017
Even in 2017 not all trains on UK railways have Controlled Emission Toilets yet, but at least passengers at Shettleston can look forward to the end of ...
Colin McDonald 25/10/2017
A 6-coach Class 334 on an Edinburgh – Helensburgh service passes through Shettleston station at speed on a sunny May evening. ...
Colin McDonald 08/05/2017

This is a two platform station elevated above surrounding streets.
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An Edinburgh service pulls into Carntyne on 5 August. ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
Recently laid ballast in place along the section to the east of Carntyne on 28 April 1958, as Parkhead V3 67613 pulls away from the station and runs ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 28/04/1958
Carntyne station, looking west. ...
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New ScotRail branding seen at Carntyne station on 14 May 2010, with the station name in Gaelic now added. ...
John Yellowlees 14/05/2010

This is an island platform station.
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A Dalmuir to Cumbernauld service at Bellgrove on 5 August. There's not really such a place as Bellgrove; it's just the name of a Street here in ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
View east over the entrance to Bellgrove station on a Sunday morning in April 2007 looking like somebody opened the wrong door on a pigeon special! ...
John Furnevel /04/2007
Entrance to Bellgrove Station in April 2007. View north east across Bellgrove Street. ...
John Furnevel 08/04/2007
Diesels on the North Clyde lines? A common sight until August when Glasgow Queen Street High Level reopens. An Edinburgh Waverley service from Low ...
David Panton 30/04/2016

This is a two platform station located in a dressed stone cutting with a street level ticket office.
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Edinburgh (left) and Balloch services cross at High Street on 19 September 2017.
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David Panton 19/09/2017
An Edinburgh service enters High Street on 5 August. The view looks west to Queen Street. ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
A six-coach Balloch to Airdrie service calls at High Street on Saturday 19 May. The station is becoming increasingly surrounded by student housing; ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
High Street, looking west, on 9/5/16. A Helensburgh to Edinburgh approaches. ...
Alastair McLellan 09/05/2016

This is a two platform station beneath Glasgow Queen Street High Level. Trains at the high level station can be heard arriving and departing from below.
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One of a series of information posters which has appeared recently on the Queen Street Low level platforms. Inset is a new (?) 'arrow' logo which ...
Colin McDonald 10/02/2018
Westbound 334 heads out of low level Queen Street. ...
Beth Crawford 18/05/2017
The new exit from Queen Street Low Level to the High Level concourse, seen on 25th September 2018.
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Beth Crawford 25/09/2018
The interior of a very quiet 334 paused at Queen Street, Low Level. ...
Beth Crawford 18/05/2017