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 by Blyth and Cunningham 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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Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
North British Railway
Borders Railway (Network Rail)
Edinburgh Waverley 40 April 2017. ...
John Yellowlees 30/04/2017
Some of the autumn sunshine being enjoyed in Edinburgh on 6 September 2007 manages to filter through the old and discoloured glass panels in the ...
John Furnevel 06/09/2007
On 25th July 2020 the 1500 to King^s Cross in charge of an Azuma that is looking patriotic - at this end of the line anyway. It is displaying LNER ...
David Panton 25/07/2020
An Aberdeen service boards at Waverley^s Platform 2 on 16 July 2020. The Calton Road entrance can be seen through the gap in the wall at Platform 1. ...
David Panton 16/07/2020
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This is a five platform station in the west of Edinburgh where the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and Caledonian Railway divide. An 1842 Georgian building, by John Miller, dating from the opening as a terminus now fronts a station which is a train, tram and bus interchange.
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Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
An incoming service from the Airdrie - Bathgate line pulls into Haymarket on 2 September 2020. ...
David Panton 02/09/2020
A Helensburgh to Waverley service approaches its penultimate stop on 15th August 2020. Other lines come close to a normal service in the latest ...
David Panton 15/08/2020
An incoming service from the Fife Lines approached Haymarket on 29th July 2020. ...
David Panton 29/07/2020
A ScotRail HST for Aberdeen pulls out of Haymarket on 29th July 2020; next stop Leuchars. The set numbers on the front are so small as to be almost ...
David Panton 29/07/2020
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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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Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
An incoming service from the Bathgate line pulls up at Edinburgh Park on 5th August 2020. Class 334s have held complete sway on the Airdrie-Bathgate ...
David Panton 05/08/2020
A Helensburgh Central service calls at Edinburgh Park on 5th August 2020. Notice the artfully mismatched platform paving. ...
David Panton 05/08/2020
A Bathgate train about to run below the city by-pass shortly after restarting from Edinburgh Park station on 2 April 2009. The works are in connection ...
John Furnevel 02/04/2009
An Edinburgh service calls at Edinburgh Park on 22 July 2019. This station sees eight trains an hour each way with another four passing through. Its a ...
David Panton 22/07/2019
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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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Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
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
New cycle hoops at Uphall. ...
First ScotRail //2006
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
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This is a modern two platform station. The original Livingston [1st] station was further west.
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Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
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
ScotRail 158732 about to depart from the westbound platform at Livingston North on 28 August 2009 with a sevice from Waverley heading for Bathgate. No ...
John Furnevel 28/08/2009
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
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This is a new two platform station which occupies a site east of the Bathgate [4th] terminus. The large car park to the north of the station is built on the site of Bathgate Shed.
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Edinburgh and Bathgate Railway
A Helensburgh service draws to a stop at Bathgate on 18 June 2019. Unusually the station signs here do not bear a Gaelic version of the name even ...
David Panton 18/06/2019
The ^Memory wall^ at Bathgate Station. ...
John Yellowlees 09/05/2017
An Edinburgh service calls at Bathgate on 18 June 2019. There was a guy with a camera in the station. I always avoid such weirdos. ...
David Panton 18/06/2019
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
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This is a two platform station with a large car park on the north side.
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Boghead to Cowdenhead Branch (Monkland Railways)
A mid-morning service for Helensburgh Central calls at Armadale in the spring of 2011, formed by a class 334 EMU 6-car combination in SPT livery. ...
John Furnevel 07/03/2011
Armadale on Skye may be prettier but at least its humdrum West Lothian namesake has a station. The station is (and always was) some distance from the ...
David Panton 18/06/2019
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
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
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This is a modern two platform station to the east of the village of Blackridge. It has a car park on its north side.
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New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
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
A mid morning train from Helensburgh Central calls at a grey and misty Blackridge, West Lothian, in September 2011 on its journey to Edinburgh. The ...
John Furnevel 19/09/2011
A 6-car class 334 combination approaching Blackridge, West Lothian, in May 2014 on a Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley service, with the ...
John Furnevel 08/05/2014
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
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This is a two platform station.
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New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
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 10.39 Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh Waverley pulls away from the Caldercruix stop on 7 March 2011. ...
John Furnevel 07/03/2011
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This is a two platform station.
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New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
An Edinburgh service calls at Drumgelloch on 25 October 2018. The street off-camera to the right is called ^Station Road^ but the station was the ...
David Panton 25/10/2018
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
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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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New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
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
An Edinburgh pulls into Airdrie on 26 February 2020. Whether this happened at 10:11:53 or 10:11:54 we will never really know, though this may ...
David Panton 26/02/2020
Airdrie^s Platform 1 has been the starting point of Balloch services for decades. One such awaits custom on 26 February 2020. ...
David Panton 26/02/2020
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320 309 calls at Coatdyke on 17 March 2010 with a service for Balloch. ...
David Panton 17/03/2010
An Edinburgh service pulls into the rather spartan station at Coatdyke in Coatbridge on 6 February 2019. ...
David Panton 06/02/2019
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
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This is a two platform station with the main building, on the Glasgow bound platform. The brick built building is a single storey. The Sunnyside Coffee Company is based in the station building.
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Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
The Sunnyside Coffee Co is now open at Coatbridge Sunnyside station within the station building.
John Yellowlees 09/05/2017
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
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
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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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Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
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
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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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Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
An Edinburgh to Helensburgh service calls at Easterhouse on 21 February 2019. The diet of 334s on this line seems to be unvarying. The station is ...
David Panton 21/02/2019
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
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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
320 319 pauses at Garrowhill station on 17 May en route to Drumgelloch. ...
David Panton 17/05/2008
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This is a two platform station on the former North British Railway^s Glasgow to Coatbridge line. The main station building is on the westbound platform with a car park to the south.
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Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
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
An Airdrie to Balloch service calls at Shettleston on 13 July 2019. The curse of the mystery red barrier strikes again. ...
David Panton 13/07/2019
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
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
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This is a two platform station elevated above surrounding streets.
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Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
An Edinburgh service pulls into Carntyne on 5 August. ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
An Edinburgh to Milngavie service calls at Carntyne in the east end of Glasgow on 8 September 2018. The unlovely area around the station is nothing ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
Carntyne station, looking west. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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
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This is an island platform station. There was a slim station building at the east end of the station and a canopied at the west end, the slim building outlasting the sizeable canopy into the late 1980s. A shelter now adorns the platform. A heavy brick built retaining wall with recesses borders the north side of the site.
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Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
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
An Airdrie to Balloch service calls at Bellgrove on 1 December 2018. With all the changes to North Clyde services over the decades this one has ...
David Panton 01/12/2018
320 310 emerges from under the Bellgrove Street bridge into Bellgrove station on 26 March. The fact that it^s a 320 reveals that it^s not an ...
David Panton 26/03/2011
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
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This is a two platform station located in a dressed stone cutting with a street level ticket office.
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Glasgow City and District Railway
A Springburn to Dumbarton Central service calls at High Street on 24 August 2019. ...
David Panton 24/08/2019
An Edinburgh service enters High Street on 5 August. The view looks west to Queen Street. ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
Edinburgh (left) and Balloch services cross at High Street on 19 September 2017.
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David Panton 19/09/2017
High Street, looking west, on 9/5/16. A Helensburgh to Edinburgh approaches. ...
Alastair McLellan 09/05/2016
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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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Glasgow City and District Railway
The mystery of the whereabouts of three plaques commemorating the Glasgow Suburban electrification and its 25th and 40th anniversaries should not ...
Colin McDonald 11/02/2020
The mystery of the whereabouts of three plaques commemorating the Glasgow Suburban electrification and its 25th and 40th anniversaries should not ...
Colin McDonald 11/02/2020
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
Another stage of the refurbishment of Glasgow Queen Street is announced on posters which appeared in mid February 2019 near the Low Level lifts and ...
Colin McDonald 21/02/2019
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