Electrification

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A list of Rail Electrification schemes in Scotland.

All listed are 25kV overhead line electrification, except where noted.

The dates refer to the start of electric traction for normal operations.

Date        Route Remarks
1935 Glasgow Subway Railway 600v DC, third rail
 
Nov 1960 Dalmuir - Yoker - Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level) - Bellgrove - Parkhead 6.25kV until 1979
Hyndland - Westerton - Milngavie 6.25kV until 1979
Bellgrove - Springburn 6.25kV until 1979
High Street - Bridgeton (Central) 6.25kV until 1979 (Now closed)
Helensburgh Central - Dalreoch - Dalmuir
Dalreoch - Balloch Pier (Part closed 1986)
Dalmuir - Westerton
Parkhead - Airdrie
Hyndland Depot Depot (closed 1987)
 
May 1962 Glasgow Central: platforms 6 to 11 6.25kV until 1971
Glasgow Central - Muirhouse Jn - Maxwell Park - Kings Park 6.25kV until 1973
Kings Park - Kirkhill - Newton - Uddingston - Motherwell
Pollokshields East - Mount Florida - Cathcart 6.25kV until 1979
Cathcart - Muirend 6.25kV until 1973
Muirend - Neilston (High)
Bridge Street Jn - Smithy Lye Sidings 6.25kV until 1967
 
June 1967 Bridge Street Jn - Paisley Gilmour St - Gourock
Wemyss Jn - Wemyss Bay
Glasgow Central: platforms 11a, 12, 13
Shields Electric Traction Depot Depot
 
April 1974 Preston - Carlisle - Carstairs - Motherwell
Law Jn - Wishaw - Holytown - Mossend Yard
Motherwell - Bellshill - Uddingston
Newton - Cambuslang - Glasgow Central (High Level)
Glasgow Central: platforms 1 to 5
May 1974 Motherwell - Hamilton - Newton
Lanark Jn - Lanark
1975 Larkfield Jn - Shields Jn Non-Passenger
Terminus Jn - Muirhouse Jn Non-Passenger
Nov 1977 Polmadie Carriage Depot Depot
 
Nov 1979 Rutherglen - Glasgow Central (Low Level) - Finnieston Junctions Line Re-opening
 
Aug 1981 Mossend Yard - Coatbridge FLT, Gartsherrie South Jn. Non-Passenger
 
Oct 1984 Shields Jn - Corkerhill Depot Non-Passenger
Sept 1986 Paisley Gilmour St - Ayr
Ayr Townhead Carriage Sidings Depot
Nov 1986 Kilwinning - Ardrossan South Beach
Dubbs Jn - Byrehill Jn Non-Passenger
Jan 1987 Ardrossan South Beach - Largs (single line only)
Ardrossan South Beach - Ardrossan Harbour
 
May 1987 Yoker Depot Depot
May 1989 Airdrie - Drumgelloch Line Re-opening
Nov 1989 Whifflet South Jn - Sunnyside Jn (Coatbridge). Non-Passenger
 
March 1991 Edinburgh - Haymarket: South Lines, Mound Tunnels lines W & Z
Edinburgh Waverley: through platforms, east end bays
Haymarket East Jn - Carstairs
Monktonhall Jn - Millerhill - Portobello Jn Non-Passenger
Craigentinny Depot Depot
June 1991 Newcastle - Edinburgh
July 1991 Drem Jn - North Berwick
 
Aug 1999 Motherwell Depot (Sidings) Depot
 
Dec 2005 Haughhead Jn - Larkhall Line Re-opening
 
Feb 2008 Terminus Jn - Shields Jn (Up Through Terminus, aka 'Burma Road') Non-Passenger
May 2008 Edinburgh Waverley: west end bays, Mound Tunnels lines X & Y
 
Dec 2010 Haymarket - Newbridge Jn - Bathgate (Driver training started Oct 2010)
Dec 2010 Bathgate - Airdrie Line Re-opening
Bathgate LMD Depot
 
May 2011 Princes St Gardens - Haymarket Central Jn (North Lines), Haymarket platforms 0, 1 & 2.
 
Nov 2012 Shields Junction - Paisley Canal Passenger trains running from 19th Nov 2012
 
May 2014 Springburn (platforms 1 & 2) - Garnqueen North Jn Passenger trains running from 19th May 2014
Gartsherrie South Jn - Garnqueen North Jn - Cumbernauld (as above)
Gartsherrie South Jn - Gartcosh Jn Non-Passenger
 
Dec 2014 Rutherglen East Jn - Carmyle - Langloan Jn - Whifflet North Jn Driver training started October. Passenger trains running from 14th Dec 2014
2016? Langloan Jn - Coatbridge Jn By March 2016? Non-Passenger.
 
Dec 2017 Glasgow Queen St HL - Falkirk High - Linlithgow - Newbridge Jn. Tested on 1st Nov, Passenger Trains from 10th Dec 2017
Cowlairs E & W Jns - Sighthill West (Springburn) (For ECS)
Millerhill EMU Depot (Edinburgh) Depot (First EMU on 3rd Dec 2017)
Eastfield Depot (Glasgow) Depot (Used from May 2018?)
 
Dec 2018 Greenhill Upper Jn - Carmuirs - Falkirk Grahamston - Polmont Jn Tested 19th May. Diversions from June 2018
Cumbernauld - Greenhill Lower Jn EMUs used in July 2018, regular service from 10th Dec 2018
Carmuirs (E & W Jns) - Stirling - Dunblane Tested 28th Nov. 1st Passenger use evening of 8th Dec 2018
Stirling - Alloa (as above)
 
April 2019 Holytown - Shotts - Midcalder Jn Tested 24th February. Diverted Sleeper 20th Apr. Regular Passenger use began 23rd April 2019
June 2019 Grangemouth Jn - Fouldubs Jn; Run-round Loops. Tested 23rd March 2019 Used twice in June 2019.


Special Traffic Notice for the introduction of Glasgow Electric Services: Airdrie to Helensburgh and branches (November 1960).


Pamphlet promoting the introduction of Glasgow - Gourock/Wemyss Bay electric trains (June 1967).


See Also

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Glasgow Suburban Electrification 1960 (Track Diagrams)
Class 303 EMU
Class 311 EMU for Inverclyde 1967
Class 314 EMU for Argyle Line, 1979
Class 318 EMU for Ayrshire
Class 305 EMU for North Berwick
Class 365 EMU for E&G, SDA 2018 (short-term).
Class 385 EMU for E&G, SDA 2018.
Class 91 for ECML in 1991.

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