Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway

Introduction

This railway is closed. It ran from near Longniddry to Gullane. The section between Gullane and North Berwick was not completed. Today the nearest stations are at Longniddry and Drem.

Why built

The line was built to serve Gullane and provide an alternative route from North Berwick to Edinburgh.






Dates

24/08/1893[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway authorised.
01/04/1898[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Aberlady opened.
06/08/1898[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Opened to Aberlady.
06/08/1900[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
[North British Railway]
Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
01/09/1903[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Luffness Platform opened.
01/06/1931[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Luffness Platform closed.
12/09/1932[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Gullane to Longniddry (Aberlady Junction) closed to passengers. Aberlady and Gullane closed.
15/06/1964[Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway]
Gullane to Longniddry (Aberlady Junction) closed to freight. Line closed.

Route described

The line was a branch from a terminus at Gullane to Longniddry via Aberlady.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Aberlady Junction to Gullane

Aberlady Junction to Gullane.

This junction between the 1846 North British Railway and the Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway opened in 1898. The signal box opened a year earlier. It was on the north side of the junction. The branch was single track, main line double.
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View east from 101 324 on a North Berwick-bound service as it passes the former Aberlady Junction. The footbridge was removed with electrification. ...
Bill Roberton //1988
Deltic no 55005 The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire takes a southbound train past the site of Aberlady Junction on the ECML in ...
Bruce McCartney //1978
An unidentified Deltic takes an up train past the site of Aberlady Junction on the ECML in 1978. The trackbed of the former Gullane branch can ...
Bruce McCartney //1978

This was the terminus of the Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway, a line originally intended to extend east to North Berwick.
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View west from the road bridge over the remains of Aberlady station in 1985 prior to the site becoming part of a caravan park. ...
David Panton //1985
Looking west over the former Aberlady station. ...
Ewan Crawford //
View west along the platform at Aberlady from the road bridge, May 2007. ...
John Furnevel 16/05/2007
East Lothain retains one branch (North Berwick) but none of the others got even as far as Beeching.  This OS One Inch map of 1957 shows two branches ...
David Panton //1957

Trackbed of the Gullane line close to Luffness Platform. The view looks north east to the terminus in 1999. ...
Ewan Crawford //1999


This was the terminus of the Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway. It is now a housing estate.
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Seen in a garden at Gullane, an unexpected signal. ...
John Yellowlees 29/07/2017
Looking east at the former Gullane terminus. The goods station was to the left and passenger station to the right. [? 1997] ...
Ewan Crawford /03/1997
Looking east at the former Gullane terminus. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Looking west over the former Gullane terminus. The site is now a housing estate. The passenger station with a single platform was to the left and ...
Ewan Crawford /03/1997