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Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway

This line is open to freight.

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Clickable map of the Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway

The former Newington station.
The former Newington station.

Local area

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This line runs through the south of Edinburgh.

Chronology 

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The line was opened by the North British Railway as a suburban passenger route and freight bypass for central Edinburgh and useful second link from the west of the city to the east. It is still in use for diversions and freight but the stations along the route have closed.

Description of route 

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From Haymarket to Duddingston.

Haymarket West Junction
(Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)

Haymarket Central Junction
(Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)

Gorgie Junction

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Gorgie junction complete with signalbox.
Gorgie junction complete with signalbox.

This south facing junction is the south junction of the triangular junction at Haymarket. Lines from Haymarket East Junction and Haymarket West Junction meet here.

Gorgie

Slateford Junction (New)
(This connects to the Caledonian Railway. The connection was put in by British Railways.)

Craiglockhart Junction
(This is the start of the connection to the Caledonian Railway. The connection was put in by British Railways.)

Craiglockhart

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Craiglockhart looking south.
Craiglockhart looking south.

This closed station had two platforms.

Morningside Road

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8598 and 8528 pass Morningside on 20/07/1971.
8598 and 8528 pass Morningside on 20/07/1971.
1975 with a westbound freight on 20 July 1971.
1975 with a westbound freight on 20 July 1971.

This closed station had two platforms.

Blackford Hill

Newington

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The former Newington station.
The former Newington station.

This closed station had an island platform.

Duddingston

Duddingston Junction
(Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway)


Page created on 20/01/1998
Page last edited on: 11/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford