Abbeyhill railway station

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Abbeyhill
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Abbeyhill Station, closed in 1964, is now derelict.
Location
Place Edinburgh
Area City of Edinburgh
Operations
Original company North British Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 May 1869[1] Opened
7 September 1964[1] Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abbeyhill railway station was a railway station located in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh. It was served by trains on several Edinburgh local rail services. The station was on the line that branched off the East Coast Mainline at Abbeyhill Junction.

History[edit]

Opened by the North British Railway in 1859, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was closed by the British Railways Board in 1964 along with Piershill, Portobello, Joppa and Musselburgh stations when the Musselburgh branch service was withdrawn. The station platform still exists but is covered by overgrown weeds and shrubs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 11.

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0
  • Leith stations and Edinburgh loop map [1]
  • Site with picture of railtour at Abbeyhill station [2]
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Waverley   North British Railway
Edinburgh Suburban Line
  Piershill

Coordinates: 55°57′24″N 3°10′01″W / 55.95658°N 3.16702°W / 55.95658; -3.16702