A History of Britain’s Railways

Photographs of Newcraighall
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View looking north over the new Newcraighall station under construction.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 
Ewan Crawford [//] Ref: 756

Newcraighall station carpark seen from the north.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 
Ewan Crawford [//] Ref: 760

Newcraighall, just a few days before opening.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 
Ewan Crawford [//] Ref: 13941

Newcraighall (2002-)
Type: Station

This is a single platform station located between Niddrie South Junction and Newcraighall North Junction where the Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail) leaves the alignment of the original Waverley Route.

From 2003 until 2015 this was the southern passenger terminus of a line from Portobello East Junction although freight trains could continue into Millerhill Marshalling Yard and via the Monktonhall Curve to join the East Coast Main Line at Monktonhall Junction.

A turnback siding was opened with the station, to the south of the station close by the site of Millerhill Yard's Down Departure Sidings. This was later re-aligned west in preparation for the re-opening of the line to Galashiels. This re-aligned siding became the first section of the new route.
03/06/2002Portobello East Junction to Niddrie South Junction and Niddrie South Junction to Newcraighall re-opened to passengers with a stations at Brunstane and Newcraighall. A long reversing spur was provided south of Newcraighall from the new Newcraighall Junction.

Nearby stations
Niddrie [3rd]
Niddrie [1st]
Niddrie Junction [2nd]
Niddrie [1st] (Unlikely)
Joppa [2nd]
Joppa [1st]
Musselburgh [1st]
Portobello [EDR]

Other locations
Millerhill Yard Down Departure Sidings
Niddrie South Junction
Newcraighall North Junction
Millerhill Yard Up Arrival Sidings
Newcraighall South Junction
Newcraighall Colliery
Millerhill Yard Junction
Wanton Walls Junction
Newhailes Junction
Millerhill Yard Down Secondary Sorting Sidings
Millerhill MPD
Millerhill Yard Up Hump
Niddrie East Junction
Niddrie Landsale Yard
Niddrie Brickworks
Putting the finishing touches to the platform at Newcraighall, shortly before ...

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 
Ewan Crawford [/05/2002] Ref: 47555

158706 at Newcraighall on 3 June 2002, the first day of Edinburgh Crossrail ...

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 
Bill Roberton [03/06/2002] Ref: 54452

Platform scene at Newcraighall on 4 June 2002, the first day of operations, as ...

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 
John Furnevel [04/06/2002] Ref: 3358