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Cumbernauld Railway Station


(Comar nan Allt)

Cumbernauld Railway Station (Gael: Comar nan Allt) predates the New Town by 100 years, having opened 1½ miles (2.5 km) south of Cumbernauld Village on the Caledonian Railway line linking Stirling and Glasgow in 1847. The station was initially unsuccessful and closed a year later, but re-opened in 1870. A small settlement soon grew up here in conjunction with the Cumbernauld Brick and Pipe Works which opened in 1874 and, by 1896, Cumbernauld Station had its own school. Located at the eastern end of what is now the Lenziemill industrial area, the brickworks exploited local fireclay brought by tramway from Glencryan.

Now known as the Cumbernauld Line, services run between Falkirk Grahamston and both Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central stations, Cumbernauld Station now lies a half-mile (1 km) northeast of the town's second station at Greenfaulds. Operated by ScotRail, this station is staffed part-time and used by around 200,000 passengers, annually even though it finds itself at the bottom of a slope, some distance from Cumbernauld Town Centre.

The station was refurbished 2013-14 as part of the Edinburgh-Glasgow improvement programme, which includes electrification of the line.


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