Leith Citadel railway station

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Leith Citadel
Leithcitadel.jpg
The station building today
Location
Place Leith
Area Edinburgh
Operations
Original company Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
History
10 May 1846 Opened as North Leith
16 June 1947 Closed to passengers
1952 renamed Leith Citadel
1970s closed for freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Leith Citadel, renamed in 1952 from North Leith, was an early railway terminus in Leith, Scotland. It was on Commercial Street, near the Leith Docks.

History[edit]

Map showing Edinburgh railways in 1905

The Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway constructed a branch to North Leith (Leith Citadel) which was opened on 10 May 1846.


Today[edit]

Leith Citadel station is a Category B listed building and is one of the remaining structures from the original line. It is now a youth centre.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citadel Youth Centre". Citadel Youth Centre. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leith Citadel Station, Now Citadel Youth Centre (photos)". Edinphoto. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

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Coordinates: 55°58′38″N 3°10′33″W / 55.9773°N 3.1759°W / 55.9773; -3.1759