Location type


Name and dates

Gogar (1842-1930)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


The passenger and goods stations at Gogar were at different locations. Gogar is a rural area right on the western edge of Edinburgh.

The passenger station was on the east side of a road overbridge, and had two platforms, a footbridge and a station house to the north. There was a waiting room on the eastbound platform.

The goods station was to the east, just west of the next overbridge. It was to the south of the line and approached from the west.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 and the box in 1934, replaced with a ground frame for the goods yard.

A loading bank remains at the closed goods station. Nothing remains of the passenger station.

Edinburgh Park opened not far to the east of both.



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /03/2004Edinburgh Airport Rail Link
Proposed scheme would have a station under Edinburgh Airport served by a link off the Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway) and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and the Forth Bridge lines. The layout would be southern approaches (both approached from the east) from South Gyle and Gogar combining and passing under Edinburgh Airport before dividing with a western link to Humbie Signal Box and northern link to Dalmeny South Junction. This layout would allow trains from Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Queen Street High Level to serve the station and the line to the north from Edinburgh to Fife, Aberdeen and Inverness over the Forth Bridge. The estimated cost was £500M.

News items

29/09/2016Edinburgh's new tram-train interchange days away from completion [Scotsman]
20/01/2016New railway station will be 'gateway' to Edinburgh [BBC News]
05/12/2013Edinburgh trams: first Princes Street night test complete [BBC News]
17/10/2011First tram arrives at Gogar depot in Edinburgh [BBC News]
16/02/2010Tram-train interchange cost doubles to £40m [The Scotsman]
16/10/2009Planning Permission Sought For Gogar Interchange [Network Rail Article]
01/09/2009Gogar station exhibition: next stops Waverley and Inverkeithing [Network Rail Article]
27/07/2009First public sight of Gogar Interchange plans [Network Rail Article]
27/09/2007Edinburgh Airport rail improvements [Scottish Government]


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