Newcraighall railway station

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Newcraighall National Rail
Newcraighall railway station, 22 March 2014.jpg
Newcraighall railway station (22 March 2014) when the station was a terminus before the Borders Line was built
Location
Place Newcraighall
Local authority Edinburgh
Coordinates 55°55′59″N 3°05′27″W / 55.9330°N 3.0908°W / 55.9330; -3.0908Coordinates: 55°55′59″N 3°05′27″W / 55.9330°N 3.0908°W / 55.9330; -3.0908
Grid reference NT319716
Operations
Station code NEW
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.191 million
2012/13 Increase 0.207 million
2013/14 Increase 0.222 million
2014/15 Increase 0.243 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.224 million
History
Key dates Opened 3 June 2002 (3 June 2002)
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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 Newcraighall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newcraighall railway station is a railway station serving the Newcraighall area of Edinburgh in Scotland. It lies on the Borders Railway. The station is a popular as a Park & Ride or Parkway Station for the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. The station was originally a terminus for Edinburgh Crossrail services when it opened in June 2002, but in 2015 the route was extended beyond Newcraighall towards Tweedbank, as part of the revival of the Waverley Line. Though the Waverley Line never had a station at this location during its lifetime, one did exist briefly at nearby Niddrie - this was opened in 1847 by the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway, closed in October 1860 and then reopened again four years later prior to its final demise in January 1869.[1]

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a half-hourly service to Edinburgh and to Tweedbank, and an hourly evening and Sunday service.[2] Four weekday morning peak services run beyond Edinburgh to Glenrothes with Thornton via Kirkcaldy and a similar number run in the opposite direction in the evening. When the station was a terminus, many services ran through to/from the Fife Circle Line but this practice ended prior to the reopening of the full route to Tweedbank (as can be seen from the May 2013 and 2015 editions of the Great Britain National Rail timetable).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disused Stations - Niddrie"Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 17 May 2016
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 243 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brunstane   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
  Shawfair