- Cambuslang railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Cambuslang
code = CBL
pte = SPT
platforms = 2
usage0203 = 0.419
usage0405 = 0.482
usage0506 = 0.557
usage0607 = 0.579
1 June 1849
events = Station opened
6 May 1974
events1 = Electrified services commenced
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 Lineand the Shotts Linewhich travel from Glasgow Central low and high level respectively. Passenger services are provided by First ScotRailon behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport(SPT). GNERand Virgin Trainsservices also pass through this station on the West and East Coast Mainline.
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.
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
Morrisonssupermarket. There is an SPT bus stance outside the station, served by First Bus and McKindless services to Buchanan Bus Stationand to RutherglenMain Street.
Platform 1 - Westbound
Westbound services travel "towards" Glasgow Central from the easterly locations.
Shotts Lineservices terminate at the High Level platforms, as did the Hamilton Circle services prior to the opening of the Argyle Linein 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 Linefirst 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.
1979 service patterns
*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
*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
*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 stockin 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.
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)] ] .
* [http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/index.php First Scotrail: Official Website]
* [http://www.spt.co.uk/ SPT: Official Website]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Uddingston railway station — Infobox UK station name = Uddingston code = UDD caption = manager = First ScotRail locale = Uddingston borough = South Lanarkshire pte = SPT platforms = 2 usage0405 = 0.533 usage0506 = 0.581 original = Clydesdale Junction Railway pregroup =… … Wikipedia
Rutherglen railway station — Infobox UK station name = Rutherglen other name= code = RUT caption = manager = First ScotRail locale = Rutherglen borough = South Lanarkshire platforms = 2 pte = SPT usage0203 = 0.308 usage0405 = 0.423 usage0506 = 0.526 usage0607 = 0.579 years … Wikipedia
Carfin railway station — Infobox GB station name = Carfin other name = caption = code = CRF manager = First ScotRail locale = Carfin borough = North Lanarkshire platforms = 2 stats = yes lowusage0203 = 36,175 lowusage0405 = 55,928 lowusage0506 = 58,996 lowusage0607 =… … Wikipedia
Bellshill railway station — Infobox GB station| name = Bellshill other name = caption = code = BLH manager = First ScotRail locale = Bellshill borough = North Lanarkshire platforms = 2 latitude = 55.817 longitude = 4.025 usage0203 = 0.428 usage0405 = 0.469 usage0506 = 0.515 … Wikipedia
Blantyre railway station — Infobox UK station name = Blantyre code = BLT manager = First ScotRail locale = Blantyre borough = South Lanarkshire platforms = 2 pte = SPT usage0405 = 0.273 usage0506 = 0.340 usage0607 = 0.383 years = events =|Blantyre railway station serves… … Wikipedia
Newton (South Lanarkshire) railway station — This article is about a railway station in Scotland. For Stations in Newton, Massachusetts, see Boston and Albany Railroad. Newton … Wikipedia
Argyle Street railway station — Infobox UK station name = Argyle Street other name = code = AGS caption = Argyle Street railway station exterior, on Argyle Street. manager = First ScotRail locale = Glasgow borough = Glasgow latitude = 55.857 longitude = 4.251 platforms = 2 pte … Wikipedia
Cambuslang — infobox UK place country = Scotland official name= Cambuslang gaelic name= Camas Long scots name= Cambuslang population= 24,500 os grid reference= NS642605 latitude=55.81 longitude= 4.16 unitary scotland= South Lanarkshire lieutenancy scotland=… … Wikipedia
Clydesdale Junction Railway — [v · d · … Wikipedia
Partick station — Infobox UK station name = Partick other name= Partaig code = PTK caption = The signs on Partick railway station s platforms also show the Gaelic name, Partaig . manager = First ScotRail locale = Partick borough = City of Glasgow platforms = 2 pte … Wikipedia