Station and Branches
This line provided a connection between
the Caledonian Railway and
the Edinburgh and Glasgow
Railway in Edinburgh. The line is also known as the Duff Street connection
Slateford and Haymarket are located to the
West of central Edinburgh on high ground. Both are areas of Victorian housing,
with a number of official establishments around Haymarket.
Description of route
This line provided a link between the Caledonian
Railway and the Edinburgh and
Glasgow Railway in Edinburgh. The intention was for the Caledonian
Railway to run trains into Haymarket but a disagreement with the Edinburgh
and Glasgow Railway led to this being abandoned. Today this link carries
the traffic from the former Caledonian
Railway into Haymarket and Waverley as Princes Street has closed.
Branch (Caledonian Railway) left this line at Granton Junction. The line
Slateford Junction (Old)
This is the junction with the Caledonian
Railway main line. The junction faced West.
This was a junction with the Granton
Branch (Caledonian Railway). The formation of the
junction is still visible, although the former route to Granton is partly landscaped
and somewhat overgrown. The junction faced South-West towards Slateford.
Haymarket East Junction
This is the junction with the Edinburgh
and Glasgow Railway route. The junction faces East towards Central Edinburgh.
This was formerly Duff Street Junction.
Page created on 29/04/1999
Page last edited on: 11/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford