Junction Bridge

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Junction Road (1869-1917)
Junction Road (1919-1923)
Junction Bridge (1923-1947)

Opened on the Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway.

Description

This unusual station had a single platform on a double track line. The platform was west of Great Junction Street on the south side of the line with the Water of Leith directly to the south. At the west end (and south side of the line) was Junction Road Bridge signal box where a line ran south to Junction Mills, approach being from the east.

A second platform was not possible due to the constrained site and there were crossovers at both ends of the station.

The station was on the approach to North Leith entering North Leith Tunnel after the line ran east under Great Junction Street, but not before throwing off a siding to the north east to serve a coal depot just south of Coburg Street.

The station closed in 1947, the box closed in 1952 and line in 1968.

The trackbed is now a footpath.

Tags

Station

External links

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



Dates

01/05/1869Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Junction Road station opened on the [North] Leith branch.
16/06/1947Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Passenger services to North Leith withdrawn. Easter Road, Bonnington, Junction Road and North Leith stations closed on withdrawal of Leith to Edinburgh via Abbeyhill service.
01/08/1961Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Junction Bridge goods depot (by Bonnington) is closed.