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North Clyde Line

The North Clyde Line is a railway which connects Edinburgh to Glasgow via Bathgate and Airdrie, and then continues on to Helensburgh using track also designated as the West Highland Line. Never intended to be a coherent through connection, the North Clyde Line was opened piecemeal from 1842 to 1897 by various now-defunct railway companies. While the Glasgow suburban section continued in use throughout, and was electrified in 1960, the eastern sections between Airdrie and Ratho closed in 1956. However, the Ratho to Bathgate section re-opened in 1986 and the Airdrie-Bathgate Link in 2010 completed the line.


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