Dalkeith

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Dalkeith (1838-1943)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.


Description

This was a single platform terminus at the end of a short branch from Glenesk Junction. There was a goods yard to the north of the station site.

A coach service ran from the station to Pathhead, to the south east.

The Duke of Buccleuch's Tramway continued the line east via the Victoria Viaduct to serve pits at Cowden and Smeaton. Part of the alignment of the tramway later became the Dalkeith Branch (North British Railway).

A signal box opened at the station in 1888 at the end of the platform. The box closed in 1933 when the line was singled. The station closed in 1943. The site remained open for goods until 1964.

After closure the site became a bus garage.

03/05/2019

Tags

Station





Dates

05/01/1942Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Dalkeith to Millerhill (Glenesk Junction) closed to passengers.
10/08/1964Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Dalkeith to Millerhill (Glenesk Junction) closed to freight