Edinburgh Princes Street

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Edinburgh Princes Street (1870-1965)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


Description

This was a major terminus in Edinburgh originally opened in 1870 and entirely rebuilt in 1894. In its final form, it had seven platforms, a 850 foot glass bayed roof and the "Caledonian Hotel", built 1899-1903. There was much in common with the architectural style of Glasgow Central station. On the concourse was a noted clock in a "wooden castle".

The first incarnation replaced the Caledonian Railway's Lothian Road terminus which was just to the south and became a goods station.

Princes Street station closed completely on 6 September 1965 and the trainshed and platforms were largely demolished by 1970. The hotel remains intact and open.

Local

The former Caledonian Hotel was sold by British Transport Hotels in 1981 and is now independent of the railway.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian


Tags

Terminus

External links

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





Dates

29/09/1897Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Tweedsmuir Express runs from Edinburgh Princes Street to Victoria Lodge.
28/09/1905Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
Talla Dam officially opened; two trains run from Edinburgh Princes Street.