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The current Bathgate station opened in 2010 with the extension of the Edinburgh to Bathgate line, adding a fourth cross-country route between the Scottish capital and Glasgow. The new station stands to the south of the town next to Bathgate Golf Club, and has a number of bus stops for onward connections. Trains to Bathgate travel between Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street, and onwards to Helensburgh Central or Milngavie. Shopping and services in the town are focused on a triangle formed by North Bridge Street, South Bridge Street, and the pedestrianised George Street. The town centre is about half a mile from the railway station, and a few miles north of the town is Cairnpipple Hill, a Neolithic burial site with commanding views across the surrounding countryside. The visitor centre is open during the summer, and can be reached via bus from Bathgate to Torphichen, followed by a fifteen-minute walk through countryside.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 13:40
Saturday 07:00 - 13:40
Sunday 08:00 - 14:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces560
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
The entrance to the station is from Bathgate Road, and has a car park, bus stops and a taxi rank. Inside you’ll find a staffed ticket office, toilets and a waiting room. The station buildings lead onto platform 1, for trains to Edinburgh. There is an additional entrance directly onto the platform. Platform 2, for trains to Helensburgh and Milngavie via Glasgow, can be reached via a footbridge, with lifts for step-free access.

Departures and arrivals from Bathgate

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bathgate station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Helensburgh CentralScotRail20:212On time
to EdinburghScotRail20:281Late
to Helensburgh CentralScotRail21:262On time
to EdinburghScotRail21:441On time
to EdinburghScotRail06:151Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from EdinburghScotRail20:062On time
from EdinburghScotRail20:192On time
from Helensburgh CentralScotRail20:261On time
from EdinburghScotRail20:502On time
from Helensburgh CentralScotRail21:111On time
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