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Kingsknowe railway station

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Place  Kingsknowe
Station code  KGE
2011/12  17,476
Number of platforms  2
Original company  Caledonian Railway
Grid reference  NT210702
Managed by  Abellio ScotRail
2012/13  25,342
Local authority  Edinburgh
Kingsknowe railway station
Address  Edinburgh EH14 2JR, United Kingdom
Similar  Slateford railway station, Wester Hailes railway st, Newcraighall railway station, Kirknewton railway station, Carstairs railway station

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Kingsknowe railway station is a railway station serving Kingsknowe in the Scottish city of Edinburgh. It is located on the Shotts Line from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts. The station has two platforms, connected by a level crossing, and CCTV. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

Contents

The passenger traction calling at this station is the Class 156 "Super Sprinter" and also the Class 158. ScotRail class 380 also call at this station. As this station is east of the junction of the West Coast Main Line to Carstairs, a variety of CrossCountry Class 220 "Voyager", Virgin Trains Class 221 "Super Voyager", Class 390 "Pendolino" and InterCity 225 can also be seen.

Kingsknowe railway station 12th august 2011


History

Kingsknowe station was opened by the Caledonian Railway on 15 February 1848. It was closed to passenger services by British Railways on 6 July 1964 and reopened on 1 February 1971.

Services

It is currently served, Mondays to Saturdays, by one ScotRail service each hour from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley. Two trains a day from Edinburgh terminate at Motherwell (one also starts back from there in the early morning) and there is one through train in each direction between Glasgow and North Berwick that calls (peak periods only - runs via Carstairs, with the evening train extended to Ayr).

There is a two-hourly Sunday service at this station to Edinburgh and through to Glasgow since the December 2012 timetable change - prior to this, trains had only run as far as West Calder.

References

Kingsknowe railway station Wikipedia


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