Opened on the North British Railway.
This was a single platform terminus with the platform on the south side of a loop. The line approached from Longniddry to the west. Opposite the platform, to the north, was the goods yard with shed, covered and uncovered loading banks.
The station was rebuilt around 1880. The new building presented two storeys to the street and a single to the platform. It was red brick with white courses and a clock facing the street. A canopy covered the platform. The line extended a little further to the east, raised above street level (where a locomotive overshot in 1937). The original station building became the stationmaster's house.
There were three looped sidings at the west end of the goods yard and a slaughterhouse siding. The signal box was on the south side of the western approach.
The branch had been double track, singled 1856 (eastbound line lifted).
Closed to passengers in 1949, the signal box in 1952 and the line in 1968. Unfortunately the main station building was demolished.
The passenger platform still exists. The stationmaster's house and a station building still stand. The station area is an industrial estate. The small park in front of the station remains today. A white gate closes off the former goods yard access ramp.
Seton Mains Halt
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Chesters Hill Fort
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