Opened as Airdrie South: 11th August, 1862.
Renamed Airdrie: 3rd March, 1952.
Airdrie Station serves the town of Airdrie in North Lanarkshire. It is situated 11 miles to the east of Glasgow Queen Street Station and was opened by the Bathgate & Coatbridge Railway on 11th August, 1862. The station has recently been refurbished in connection with the reopening of the line between Drumgelloch and Bathgate, with enhancements including the reinstatement of the former 'up' through platform with a capacity for nine-car trains. The 'down' through platform has also been extended and a large car park has been provided. The station is currently managed by ScotRail and is served by trains from Helensburgh and Milngavie to Edinburgh Waverley, plus terminating trains from Balloch.
Commencing 12th December, 2010, Airdrie was served by two trains per hour to and from Helensburgh Central and Edinburgh Waverley, two trains per hour to and from Milngavie and Edinburgh Waverley, and two trains per hour to and from Balloch. Wikipedia page
Ex-LNER Class V3 2-6-2T No. 67660 approaches Airdrie Station on 26th March, 1960, with a train from Helensburgh. On the right of the photo, gantry sections for the overhead electrification of the line can be seen waiting erection. [W.S. Sellar]( Collapse )