Leith Central

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Leith Central (1903-1952)

Opened on the Leith Central Branch (North British Railway).


Description

Leith Central was a large four platform terminus with a glazed roof fronting Leith Walk. The station was approached from the east and south. On the approach lines a junction at London Road Junction gave access to Edinburgh Waverley and at Lochend South Junction the line ran east towards Portobello.

The station closed in 1952 and it was redeveloped as Leith Central Diesel Depot. The signal box closed in 1966. The line closed altogether in 1972.

The station was demolished but the frontage on Leith Walk remains intact.


Tags

Terminus Station

External links

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