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Carstairs train station ilocated on the West Coast Main Line, close to the point where the lines to Glasgow and Edinburgh diverge. Originally opened in 1848, it was an important junction where northbound trains were split into sections before continuing their journeys to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth. Southbound services were re-combined here before continuing their journey south.   

ScotRail operates services from Carstairs train station every two hours on Monday to Saturday. Trains depart for Glasgow Central, a journey of 41 minutes, and Edinburgh Waverly which takes 44 minutes. Trans Pennine Express also operates one daily service to Glasgow Central. There is no Sunday service. 

Carstairs train station has a staffed ticket office and a shelter and toilets on the platform for waiting passengersAccess to the island platform is by stairs via a footbridge. The village also stands on the A70 and two bus routes provide local transport connections 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Scottish Bookings only
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:20 - 14:24
Saturday 07:20 - 14:24
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
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
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Stairs down to Island platform and ticket office

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Carstairs

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Carstairs station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail20:322On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail05:491Scheduled
to GarscaddenScotRail07:391Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralTransPennine Express07:441Scheduled
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail07:492Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Glasgow CentralScotRail20:312On time
from MotherwellScotRail07:251Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express07:421Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail07:492Scheduled
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail08:101Scheduled
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