Craigleith

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Craigleith (1879-1962)

Opened on the Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station with offices on Queensferry Road. There were waiting rooms on the platforms. The station was south of the road bridge and to the north was Craigleith Junction, the junction between the lines to Leith North and Barnton from Edinburgh Princes Street. There were goods sidings on the east side of the junction, approached from the south, with one in particular for Craigleith Quarry.

The line had opened in 1861, the station in 1879. The line closed to passengers in 1962 and completely in 1967.

The trackbed is now a footpath. The platforms remain and Queensferry Road still crosses the former line with a bridge.

Tags

Station junction footpath
07/07/2019


Dates

01/08/1879Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway) Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Passenger service starts, a new passenger portion opens from Newhaven Junction to Leith North on the south side of the existing goods lines. Granton Junction to Crew Junction to Newhaven Junction opened to passengers. Stations opened at Craigleith and Murrayfield on the Granton branch, Granton Road on the Leith North branch, Newhaven and Leith North on the new line.
25/07/1890Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith to Cramond Brig authorised.
01/03/1894Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith to Cramond Brig opened. Barnton Gate and Cramond Brig stations opened.
07/05/1951Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Barnton to Craigleith closed to passengers.
01/06/1960Barnton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Davidson's Mains Goods to Craigleith (excluded) closed to freight.
01/06/1960Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Craigleith goods closed.
30/04/1962Leith North Passenger Branch (Caledonian Railway) Leith North Branch (Caledonian Railway) Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Edinburgh Princes Street (Dalry Middle Junction) to Leith North passenger service withdrawn. Craigleith, Murrayfield, Granton Road, Newhaven and Leith North closed.