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Wishaw Railway Station


(Wishaw Central Station, Camas Neachdain)

The only railway station on the Wishaw Deviation Line, which forms a 3-mile / 5-km loop off the West Coast Main Line to serve the centre of Wishaw in North Lanarkshire. Known in Gaelic as Camas Neachdain, Wishaw Railway Station forms part of the Argyle Line suburban network, providing commuter services into Glasgow Central Station.

The town's first station, which became known as Wishaw South, opened in 1841 on what was then the Wishaw and Coltness Railway. The current station opened by the Caledonian Railway Company in 1880 and was known as Wishaw Central until Wishaw South closed in 1958.

Now operated by ScotRail, Wishaw Railway Station is staffed part-time and comprise two platforms with modern station buildings. It has seen considerable growth in passenger numbers from 319,384 per annum in 2009-10 to 550,612 in 2016-17. It is preceded by Carluke Railway Station, 4½ miles (7 km) to the southeast, and followed by Shieldmuir (1¼ miles (2 km) west northwest), back on the mainline, and Holytown (3½ miles (5.5 km) to the north northwest) on the branch which meets the Shotts Line.


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