Are there any plans for the disused former Bathgate station?

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och aye

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Are there any plans to do anything with the former Bathgate station and trackbed or will it just be left for mother nature to reclaim it?
 
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Are we talking about Bathgate (Lower) which closed in 1930?
No. When the line to Bathgate reopened in 1986 a new terminal station was built on the site of the original station. When Airdrie to Bathgate opened in 2010 a new double line through station was built on a nearby site.
 

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Nothing planned. The ground is still owned by NR, and although it's surrounded by businesses, it's not really useful for anything.

It's not the right shape or size for a new platform should we need one in the future, it's not big enough for a car park, it's not really a great walkway to anywhere in particular. I suspect it will sit as waste ground until such a time as a cycle route is built to the centre of town.
 

och aye

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Nothing planned. The ground is still owned by NR, and although it's surrounded by businesses, it's not really useful for anything.

It's not the right shape or size for a new platform should we need one in the future, it's not big enough for a car park, it's not really a great walkway to anywhere in particular. I suspect it will sit as waste ground until such a time as a cycle route is built to the centre of town.
Thanks for the info. Looking at it from satelite images, I did think there wasn't very much that could be done with it. Hopefully it will become part of a cycle route as you suggest.
 
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