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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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Departures and arrivals from Carstairs

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow CentralScotRail16:171On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail16:242On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail18:42On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail19:11Scheduled
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail20:32On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail16:171On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail16:242On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail18:28On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail19:10Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail20:32On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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