NS6656 : East Kilbride from the air

taken 7 years ago, near to High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

East Kilbride from the air
East Kilbride from the air
Looking along the A725 from Hamilton. The course if the former railway line from Hamilton to East Kilbride can be seen to the left of the white field near the bottom of the photo.
East Kilbride Railway Station :: NS6354
The East Kilbride Line was opened by the Caledonian Railway in 1868. It was an extension of the Busby line, through what was then East Kilbride village to Hamilton.

The section from East Kilbride to Hamilton closed in 1914, but was reopened for passenger services briefly from 1923-24. Occasional special services ran until WWII when the section finally closed. Much of the trackbed has since been built on.

Despite being around half a mile from the town centre, the station is well used by Glasgow commuters and shoppers. The service is half-hourly, with a journey time of around thirty minutes, normally provided by Class 156 Diesel Multiple Units.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Air transport 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 66 56 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.9995N 4:7.8191W
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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