Musselburgh railway station

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Musselburgh National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Baile nam Feusgan[1]
380107Musselburgh.jpg
380107 calls at Musselburgh with a service to North Berwick
Location
PlaceMusselburgh
Local authorityEast Lothian
Coordinates55°56′01″N 3°04′21″W / 55.9335°N 3.0725°W / 55.9335; -3.0725Coordinates: 55°56′01″N 3°04′21″W / 55.9335°N 3.0725°W / 55.9335; -3.0725
Grid referenceNT331716
Operations
Station codeMUB
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.439 million
2014/15Increase 0.457 million
2015/16Increase 0.478 million
2016/17Decrease 0.464 million
2017/18Increase 0.489 million
History
Original companyBritish Rail
July 1847Opened
1964Closed to Passengers
1970Closed Completely
3 October 1988Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Musselburgh from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK railways portal

Musselburgh railway station is a railway station serving the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian near Edinburgh in Scotland. It was opened by British Rail in 1988 and is located on the East Coast Main Line, 5 14 miles (8.4 km) east of Edinburgh Waverley, and is served by the North Berwick Line. It is located near the recently built campus of the Queen Margaret University.

A station of the same name was opened by North British Railway in July 1847 and was located not on the main line but alongside the River Esk. That station serviced the Edinburgh and Dalkeith line to Fisherrow but was closed to passenger services in 1964 and goods services in 1970.

Facilities[edit]

The station currently has two platforms.

Both have waiting shelters, CIS screens and customer help points. Platform 2 also has a self-service ticket machine in its shelter, to allow intending passengers to purchase prior to travel or collect pre-paid tickets (the station is otherwise unmanned). Train running information is also provided via automatic announcements and timetable posters. Step-free access is available to each platform.[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Friday daytimes there is an hourly service westbound to Edinburgh (with peak-time services carrying on to Haymarket) and eastbound to North Berwick with a half-hourly service on Saturdays. On evenings and Sundays there is an hourly service in each direction. On Monday to Saturdays there is a bi-hourly and late night limited stop service that runs from Edinburgh Waverley to Dunbar that stops at Musselburgh. There is also a limited service to and from Glasgow Central and Ayr (via Carstairs) on Mondays–Saturdays.[3]

Transport links[edit]

Lothian Buses service numbers 30, N30 and 45 stop near the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ Musselburgh station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 238 National Rail timetable, May 2017

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wallyford   Abellio ScotRail
North Berwick Line
  Edinburgh Waverley
Dunbar   Abellio ScotRail
Edinburgh - Dunbar
  Edinburgh Waverley