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Cambuslang railway station

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Place  Cambuslang
Station code  CBL
2011/12  0.757 million
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  NS639606
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
– Interchange  7,703
Local authority  South Lanarkshire
Cambuslang railway station
Address  Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 8AT, United Kingdom
Pte  Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Similar  Kirkhill railway station, Uddingston railway station, Newton (Lanark) railway st, Clarkston railway station, Giffnock railway station

Cambuslang railway station is a railway station which serves the town of Cambuslang, Scotland. The station is five miles south east of Glasgow Central, and is regularly served by trains on the Argyle line to and from Glasgow Central (both Low & High Level). Passenger services are provided by Abellio ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

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History

The station was planned as part of the Clydesdale Junction Railway, opening on 1 June 1849 between Motherwell and Rutherglen along what had become part of the Caledonian Railway. In 1974, the West Coast Main Line electrification was completed by British Rail with local services through the station on the Hamilton Circle and Lanark routes converted to electric trains operated using BR Class 303 and 311 "Blue Trains".

The station originally had two large station buildings on each platform, leading directly up to the Main Street; these were later demolished, and one building has been built on the main street containing the ticket office and timetable posters.

Geography

The platforms of Cambuslang are located in a cutting between North Avenue and Cambuslang Main Street. The station falls within the G72 postcode area; the main entrance is from Cambuslang main street. There is also a secondary (non-wheelchair accessible) entrance from North Avenue where the majority of Park and Ride passengers leave their vehicles. The station is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the nearby Morrisons supermarket. There is an SPT bus stance outside the station, served by First Bus and Henderson Travel services to Buchanan Bus Station and to Parkhead Forge.

Platform 1 - Westbound

Westbound services travel towards Glasgow Central from the easterly locations. Shotts Line services terminate at the High Level platforms, as did the Hamilton Circle services prior to the opening of the Argyle Line in November 1979. From November 1979, British Rail electric services proceeded through the Low Level platforms, to the North Clyde Line, terminating at Milngavie, Dalmuir (via Yoker or Singer). When the Argyle Line first opened in 1979, trains also terminated at Dumbarton Central.

A further recast of the timetable in December 2014 means that services from Lanark now run to High Level and passengers from this direction wishing to reach Argyle Line destinations must change trains here. Services on the Argyle Line now run to Dalmuir via Yoker & to Milngavie.

Platform 2 - Eastbound

Eastbound services travel away from Glasgow Central from westerly locations. Trains for the Shotts Line proceed through to Edinburgh Waverley but only call during the peaks and late evenings. Electric trains travel round the Hamilton Circle in an anti-clockwise direction to Motherwell/Cumbernauld or Larkhall and to Lanark (express; via Bellshill and Shieldmuir).

Station facilities

Cambuslang is completely covered by CCTV provided by SPT and is completely accessible by wheelchair from the Main Street entrance. Timetables are posted on the footbridge and staff are on hand to assist passengers; real-time service information is provided by passenger information screens on the platforms. A ticket vending machine and new waiting shelters were recently installed on the westbound platform.

References

Cambuslang railway station Wikipedia


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