Signalling:Airdrie to Bathgate 2010
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Airdrie to Bathgate:Airdrie Bathgate Project
Passenger services between Bathgate and Airdrie are due to commence in December 2010.
Notes:Platform numbers at Bathgate should read: Up Line P.1, Down Line P.2
Signals at Bathgate marked # were commissioned in October 2008
Signals at Airdrie marked # were renewed as single lens LED type signals in July 2010
All new main signals will be the single lens 'searchlight' LED type.
Route Indications at Signal YS156
U = Up Bathgate (to YS152, via platform 3)
D = Down Airdrie (to YS160, platform 2)
1 = Airdrie Platform 1
S = Airdrie Carriage Siding
Signal YS160 is a fixed red signal for eastbound trains terminating at Airdrie platform 2.
Signal YS154 is a distant signal capable of displaying only yellow and green aspects.
Signal EN2043 is an fixed red approach lighted signal for westbound trains terminating at Bathgate platform 2.
Signal EN2042 (Bathgate Platform 2, Up direction) is capable of displaying only red and green aspects
Signal EN2048 is relocated from the former Bathgate station (25m 175yd) to the Up Bathgte line (24m 280yds)
New 3 and 6 car stop markers will be provided on both the up and down lines to assist drivers reversing trains at ground PLS signals EN5025 and EN5026 at the crossover near Caldercruix.
Mileages are referenced from zero mile post at High Street (Glasgow)
Description of Scheme
The Airdrie - Bathgate Rail Link project consists of the re-opening of approximately 14 miles of former railway between Airdrie and Bathgate. The re-opening of the line will accommodate a new passenger service from the current North Clyde network to Edinburgh via the new line to Bathgate and on to Edinburgh via Newbridge Junction.
The scheme consists of a double line (Up & Down Bathgate) between Airdrie and Bathgate. An emergency crossover will be provided at approximately 13 3/4 miles near Caldercruix. Three new stations designated ARMADALE at 22m 1201yds, BLACKRIDGE at 20m 637yds and CALDERCRUIX at 14m 1320yds will be opened, each with an up and down platform. Each platform will accommodate a 6-car multiple unit train. The existing BATHGATE and DRUMGELLOCH stations will be relocated to 25m 396yds and 11m 1561yds respectively, each with an up and down Platform. All platforms are 150 metres long.
At Airdrie a new Up platform 150 metres in length designated Platform 3 has been created.
From Bathgate to near Drumgelloch the line is controlled from workstation 5 at Edinburgh SC (signals prefixed EN). From Drumgelloch to Airdrie the line is controlled from the East workstation at Yoker SC (siganls prefixed YS). To the west of Airdrie station the lines will be known as the Up and Down Airdrie and to the east the Up and Down Bathgate.
At Bathgate a new Light Maintenance Depot (LMD) has been constructed. The LMD can be accessed from either the east or west
The line speed between Newbridge Junction and Bathgate will be increased at the time of commissioning. For track layout on this section, see Signalling:Bathgate Branch 2008.
The project has also provided 25kV overhead line electrification from Haymarket to Airdrie.
Permanent Speed Restrictions (Newbridge Junction to Airdrie)
|35m 21c||60 mph||Down Bathgate|
|35m 06c||75 mph||Down Bathgate|
|33m 51c||90 mph||Down Bathgate|
|25m 73c||60 mph||Down Bathgate|
|25m 15c||50 mph||Down Bathgate|
|24m 63c||60 mph||Down Bathgate|
|24m 40c||80 mph||Down Bathgate|
|23m 18c||75 mph||Down Bathgate|
|21m 45c||80 mph||Down Bathgate|
|19m 53c||85 mph||Down Bathgate|
|15m 28c||80 mph||Down Bathgate|
|12m 62c||55/80 mph *||Down Bathgate|
|10m 46c||35/60 mph *||Down Bathgate|
|10m 26c||60 mph||Down Airdrie|
|8m 65c||60 mph||Up Airdrie|
|10m 46c||80 mph||Up Bathgate|
|15m 28c||85 mph||Up Bathgate|
|19m 53c||80 mph||Up Bathgate|
|21m 48c||75 mph||Up Bathgate|
|23m 18c||80 mph||Up Bathgate|
|24m 40c||60 mph||Up Bathgate|
|24m 63c||35/50 mph *||Up Bathgate|
|25m 28c||60 mph||Up Bathgate|
|25m 73c||90 mph||Up Bathgate|
|34m 24c||75 mph||Up Bathgate|
|35m 13c||50 mph||Up Bathgate|
* Faster speed applicable only to passenger and empty coaching stock trains