Kingsknowe railway station

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Kingsknowe National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc an Rìgh[1]
Kingsknowe railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceKingsknowe
Local authorityEdinburgh
Coordinates55°55′08″N 3°15′51″W / 55.9190°N 3.2642°W / 55.9190; -3.2642Coordinates: 55°55′08″N 3°15′51″W / 55.9190°N 3.2642°W / 55.9190; -3.2642
Grid referenceNT210702
Operations
Station codeKGE
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 24,720
2014/15Decrease 21,208
2015/16Decrease 20,150
2016/17Decrease 18,800
2017/18Increase 20,452
History
Original companyCaledonian Railway
15 February 1848[2]Opened as King's Knowe or Slateford
January 1853Renamed
1 January 1917Closed
1 February 1919Reopened
6 July 1964Closed
1 February 1971Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kingsknowe from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.

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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

It is currently served, Mondays to Saturdays, by one ScotRail service each hour from Glasgow Central to Edinburgh Waverley.[4] 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[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford 2017, Gaelic/English Station Index.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 134.
  3. ^ Shaw, Donald (1989). The Balerno Branch and the caley in Edinburgh. Oakwood Library. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-85361-366-4.
  4. ^ Table 224 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

External links[edit]

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