- Blantyre railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Blantyre
code = BLT
locale = Blantyre
platforms = 2
pte = SPT
usage0405 = 0.273
usage0506 = 0.340
usage0607 = 0.383
Blantyre railway station serves the burgh of Blantyre, near Hamilton in
South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located on the Argyle Line14 km (8¾ miles) south east of Glasgow Central railway station(Low Level). Passenger services are provided by First ScotRailon behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
Originally a Victorian style station featuring two wooden station buildings, one on each of the two platforms, these were demolished in the late 1970s. It was replaced by a modern building on the western side of the line.
Originally served by steam trains and later
diesel multiple units, the line originally connected Blantyre to Glasgow Central High Level. Following the West Coast Main Lineelectricification in 1974, the line was worked by electric multiple units with services via Cambuslang and occasional services via Kirkhill. Upon development of the Argyle Lineit was connected through to the north western fringes of Glasgow.
Monday to Saturdays, 4 trains per hour go to Glasgow Central Low Level, before continuing to (Dalmuir/Milngavie) northbound. Southbound a half-hourly service operates to Motherwell via Airbles; one of these per hour continues to Lanark via Holytown. Additionally a half-hourly Larkhall express service calls at Blantyre before continuing up to Hamilton Central then onto the Larkhall line and terminating. Blantyre has a half-hourly service on Sundays between Motherwell and Balloch via Airbles and Yoker/Singer.
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