Location type


Name and dates

Drem (1846-)

Station code: DRM National Rail ScotRail
Where: East Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the North British Railway.
Open on the North Berwick Line.
Open on the Edinburgh to Berwick.


This is a two platform station served by local trains from Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick. There is a small car park.

This is a very good example of a small North British Railway station. The original single storey stone built station building stands on the eastbound platform and a timber waiting shelter on both platforms. (Apparently accidentally demolished by a contractor and rebuilt.)

The goods shed was at the east end, north side of the line. Of this a single siding survives for Permanent Way use.

Immediately to the east are loops on either side of the line and Drem Junction where trains leave the East Coast Main Line to join the North Berwick Branch (North British Railway).



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: An Druim
Listing: B

Chronology Dates

01/11/1856North Berwick Branch (North British Railway)
Horse operation begins. Dandy Car, previously used on the South Leith line, introduced between Drem and North Berwick.
06/08/1979North British Railway
Drem closed to goods.
  /  /1985North Berwick Branch (North British Railway)
Drem westbound waiting shelter partly demolished. The building was listed and British Rail built a replica.
30/01/2007North British Railway
Car carrying IPA wagons catch fire at Drem station.

News items

15/11/2016Investing in the future of Scottish Rail [Rail Technology]
18/08/2011Athelstaneford posters unveiled [Railscot]


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