Cambuslang railway station


Cambuslang railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Cambuslang
code = CBL



caption =
manager = First ScotRail
locale = Cambuslang
borough = South Lanarkshire
pte = SPT
platforms = 2
usage0203 = 0.419
usage0405 = 0.482
usage0506 = 0.557
usage0607 = 0.579
years = 1 June 1849
events = Station opened
years1 = 6 May 1974
events1 = Electrified services commenced
years2 =
events2 =
years3 =
events3 =

Cambuslang railway station is a side platformed suburban railway station serving the town of Cambuslang, in the Greater Glasgow area and the local authority of South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

It is 8 km (5 miles) [Quail (1993)] south east of Glasgow Central when travelling on the Polmadie line. The station is located on both the Argyle Line and the Shotts Line which travel from Glasgow Central low and high level respectively. Passenger services are provided by First ScotRail on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). GNER and Virgin Trains services also pass through this station on the West and East Coast Mainline.

History

The station was planned as part of the Clydesdale Junction Railway, opening on 1 June 311 "Blue Trains".

The station originally had two large station buildings on each platform [ [http://www.gordondinnie.com/Station3.jpgGordondinne.com > station pictures > Cambuslang > 1] ] [ [http://www.gordondinnie.com/Station.jpgGordondinne.com > station pictures > Cambuslang > 2] ] , 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; [ [http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/content/travelinfo/station-info.php?stationletter=C First Scotrail Station Facilities] ] the main entrance is from Cambuslang main street. There is also a secondary (non-wheelchair accessible) entrance from North Avenue [ [http://maps.google.com/maps Google Maps] search for [http://www.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&tab=wl&q= Cambuslang Main Street/North Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland] ] 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 McKindless services to Buchanan Bus Station and to Rutherglen Main Street.

Operations

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, electric services proceeded through the Low Level platforms, to the North Clyde Line, terminating at Milgavie, Dalmuir (via Yoker or Singer). When the Argyle Line first opened in 1979, trains also terminated at Dumbarton Central.

Platform 2 - Eastbound

Eastbound services travel "away from" Glasgow Central from westerly locations. Trains for the Shotts Line proceed through to Edinburgh Waverley, at times Peak hour trains have terminated at Shotts. Electric trains either travel round the Hamilton Circle in clockwise and counter-clockwise direction, Lanark (express; via Hamilton & Holytown; and via Shieldmuir), Coatbridge Central, and Larkhall.

Service Patterns

1979 service patterns

;Eastbound
*2 tph from Dalmuir to Motherwell via Hamilton
*1 tph from Dumbarton Central to Motherwell via Hamilton
*2 tph from Dalmuir to Motherwell via Bellshill
*1 tph from Dumbarton Central to Motherwell via Bellshill
*1 tph from Milngavie to Lanark (express service between Glasgow Central and Motherwell);Westbound
*2 tph from Motherwell via Hamilton to Dalmuir
*1 tph from Motherwell via Hamilton to Dumbarton Central
*2 tph from Motherwell via Bellshill to Dalmuir
*1 tph from Motherwell via Bellshill to Dumbarton Central
*1 tph from Lanark to Milngavie (express service between Motherwell and Glasgow Central)

2006/07 service patterns

;Eastbound
*1 tph from Dalmuir via Yoker to Motherwell via Bellshill.
*1 tph from Dalmuir via Yoker to Lanark via Bellshill, Motherwell and Shieldmuir.
*1 tph from Milngavie to Motherwell via Hamilton.
*1 tph from Milngavie to Lanark via Hamilton, Motherwell and Holytown.
*1 tph from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts

;Westbound
*1 tph from Motherwell via Bellshill to Dalmuir via Yoker.
*1 tph from Lanark via Shieldmuir, Motherwell and Bellshill to Dalmuir via Yoker.
*1 tph from Motherwell via Hamilton to Milngavie.
*1 tph from Lanark via Holytown, Motherwell and Hamilton to Milngavie.
*1 tph from Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts to Glasgow Central.

Rolling stock

The rolling stock in use at Cambuslang is mostly BR Class 334 "Juniper" trains, with some BR Class 318 trains in use. Both the 334 and 318 consist of 3-car trains. At peak (or "rush") hour, two trains are joined together to form 6-cars in order to hold the increased passenger numbers.

In addition the BR Class 156 Diesel trains are also in use on the Glasgow Central High Level - Shotts - Edinburgh line which is (for the main part) not electrified. These are in 2-car trains which at peak hours are doubled together to form 4-cars as two trains.

The platform is capable of handling up to 6 carriages; all trains stop at the top of the platform, in line with the "3/6 car stop" sign.

tation facilities

Cambuslang is completely covered by state-of-the-art 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; service information will soon be given via a brand new Passenger Information System (screens with service information) that was to be installed by the end of 2006; the installation is currently being made at Cambuslang, but the screens are not functional [ [http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/content/home/VIEWnews.php?id=00000000064 First Scotrail News Item Station improvements work (retrieved 19 December 2006)] ] .

References

Notes

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* [http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/index.php First Scotrail: Official Website]
* [http://www.spt.co.uk/ SPT: Official Website]

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