Piershill railway station

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Piershill
Location
Place Portobello, Edinburgh
Area City of Edinburgh
Operations
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Scottish Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
22 March 1868[1] Opened
1 January 1917[1] Closed
1 April 1919[1] Reopened
7 September 1964[1] Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Coordinates: 55°57′25″N 3°09′05″W / 55.9569°N 3.1514°W / 55.9569; -3.1514 Piershill railway station was a railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland, on a loop off the main line. It was opened on 22 March 1868.

Piershill station closed in 1964, when passenger rail services were withdrawn from the Musselburgh branch rail service as part of the British Railways rationalisation programme known as the Beeching Axe, although the line itself was retained for rail freight use. The route continues to be used for infrequent movement of waste from Powderhall to the East Coast Main Line.

Piershill was near the temporary Meadowbank Stadium station which was opened during the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986; Meadowbank station closed shortly after the games finished.

A 1905 Railway Clearing House diagram of Edinburgh railways, with the SSJR (in blue along the bottom)
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Portobello   Edinburgh Suburban and
Southside Junction Railway

North British Railway
  Abbeyhill
Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
East Coast Main Line
Portobello (E&DR)
Portobello East Junction
Niddrie South Junction
Piershill
Newcraighall
East Coast Main Line
Abbeyhill
Waverley Line
Innocent Railway
Duddingston
& Craigmillar
Waverley
Newington
Blackford Hill
Haymarket Tunnel
Morningside Road
Haymarket
Craiglockhart
Haymarket
East Junction
Myreside Aqueduct
(Union Canal)
Gorgie East
Craiglockhart Junction
Slateford Junction
Caledonian Main Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt, p. 185.

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.