Newcraighall railway station

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Newcraighall

Scottish Gaelic: Talla na Creige Nuadh[1]
National Rail
Newcraighall railway station, 22 March 2014.jpg
LocationNewcraighall, City of Edinburgh
Scotland
Coordinates55°55′59″N 3°05′27″W / 55.9329756°N 3.0906951°W / 55.9329756; -3.0906951Coordinates: 55°55′59″N 3°05′27″W / 55.9329756°N 3.0906951°W / 55.9329756; -3.0906951
Grid referenceNT319716
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Platforms1
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeNEW
History
Original companyRailtrack
Key dates
3 June 2002Opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 0.224 million
2016/17Increase 0.235 million
2017/18Increase 0.279 million
2018/19Increase 0.286 million
2019/20Decrease 0.266 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Newcraighall is a railway station on the Borders Railway, which runs between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank. The station, situated 4 miles 54 chains (8 km) south-east of Edinburgh Waverley, serves the suburbs of Craigmillar and Newcraighall in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

The station was opened by Railtrack on 3 June 2002, and served as a terminus station for the Edinburgh Crossrail.

Following the opening of the Borders Railway on 6 September 2015, the line was extended 30 miles 60 chains (49 km) south-east towards Galashiels and Tweedbank. The station now serves as a park and ride for Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

Though the Waverley Route never had a station at this location, one did exist briefly at nearby Niddrie. It was opened in June 1843 by the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway, operating intermittently until the station's ultimate closure in January 1869.[2]

Services[edit]

Borders Railway
(including Edinburgh Crossrail)
Edinburgh Park Edinburgh Trams
South Gyle
Haymarket
Edinburgh Waverley Edinburgh Trams
Brunstane
Newcraighall
Shawfair
Eskbank
Newtongrange
Gorebridge
Stow
Galashiels
Tweedbank

As of the May 2021 timetable change, the station is served by an hourly service between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank, with a half-hourly service operating at peak times (Monday to Saturday). Some peak time trains continue to Glenrothes with Thornton. All services are operated by Abellio ScotRail.[3]

Rolling stock used: Class 158 Express Sprinter and Class 170 Turbostar

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. ^ "Disused Stations - Niddrie"Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 17 May 2016
  3. ^ "Train times: Edinburgh – Newcraighall – Tweedbank / Dùn Èideann – Talla na Creige Nuadh – Bruach Thuaidh" (PDF). Abellio ScotRail. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brunstane   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
  Shawfair
  Historical railways  
Brunstane   ScotRail
Edinburgh Crossrail
  Terminus