Curriehill railway station

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Curriehill National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Churraich[1]
Curriehill-230608.jpg
View from footbridge at Curriehill railway station, looking towards Edinburgh
Location
PlaceCurrie
Local authorityEdinburgh
Coordinates55°54′02″N 3°19′07″W / 55.9006°N 3.3185°W / 55.9006; -3.3185Coordinates: 55°54′02″N 3°19′07″W / 55.9006°N 3.3185°W / 55.9006; -3.3185
Grid referenceNT176682
Operations
Station codeCUH
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 65,762
2014/15Increase 67,180
2015/16Decrease 67,020
2016/17Decrease 66,722
2017/18Increase 69,340
History
15 February 1848opened
31 March 1951closed
5 October 1987reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Curriehill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Curriehill railway station is located in Currie, a southwestern suburb of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, not far from the main campus of Heriot-Watt University. It lies on the Shotts Line, which runs from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley by way of Shotts.

The station has two platforms, connected by a stairway footbridge, and is equipped with CCTV. It is managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

Curriehill is a reopened station. The original Curriehill (called "Currie") opened on 15 February 1848, and was closed by British Railways on 31 March 1951. The present station (which occupies the site of the old station) opened on 5 October 1987.[2]

Services[edit]

Curriehill is currently served on Mondays to Saturdays by an approximately hourly Abellio ScotRail service in each direction, to Edinburgh and Glasgow Central. There is one train per day to North Berwick and one to Ayr via Carstairs. Two trains per day run to Motherwell (one in the evening peak running via Shotts and one late night service via Carstairs), whilst one starts back from there. On Sundays the service is more limited, with two-hourly departures each way after midday.[3]

The staple passenger traction calling at this station is the Class 156 "Super Sprinter", though Class 380 Desiro EMUs are used on the Ayr and North Berwick trains.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wester Hailes   Abellio ScotRail
Shotts Line
  Kirknewton
  Abellio ScotRail
North Berwick Line
 

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Shaw, Donald (1989). The Balerno Branch and the Caley in Edinburgh. Oakwood Library. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-85361-366-4.
  3. ^ Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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