Location type


Name and dates

Brunstane (2002-)

Station code: BSU National Rail ScotRail
Where: City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Opened on the Borders Railway (Network Rail).
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


This is a single platform station. The platform was erected on the former eastbound line between Portobello East Junction (to the north west) and Niddrie North Junction (to the south).

The line is supported and promoted by the Borders Railway Community Rail Partnership .



Chronology Dates

  /06/2000Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Strategic Rail Authority to contribute £800,000 towards the operation of Edinburgh CrossRail - a half hour service from west of Edinburgh through Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley to new stations at Brunstane and Kinnaird Park (Newcraighall). The Scottish Executive has commited £8M.
04/12/2001Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Tree-planting ceremony marks the site-start at Newcraighall. Construction of Newcraighall and Brunstane stations on the Edinburgh CrossRail scheme commences.
03/06/2002Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Portobello Junction to Newcraighall (north of Millerhill) re-opened to passengers with stations at; Brunstane, Newcraighall.
03/06/2002Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Portobello 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.

News items

02/06/2002New ScotRail Summer Timetable [Railscot]
07/03/2002Progress on Edinburgh CrossRail
14/01/2002Strategic Rail Authority's 10 year plan [SRA]
04/12/2001Edinburgh CrossRail
15/08/2001Rail Passengers Committee meeting in Dunblane [Railscot]
06/03/2000Funding for Edinburgh CrossRail


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Galashiels 1897: Selkirkshire Sheet 08.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Selkirkshire)

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Hawick to Galashiels: The Waverley Route Including the Selkirk Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

On the Waverley Route

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years

Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route