Leith Walk [CR]

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Leith Walk [CR] (1903-1903)

Opened on the Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was built as an elevated two platform station on the east side of Leith Walk. The line was double track. Across Leith Walk, crossed by a large girder bridge, was Leith Walk West Goods. The passenger station did not open to regular traffic but the goods station was opened.

The line was raised on a viaduct. Jutting out, particularly visibly on the north side by Manderston Street, were areas for platform level station buildings which were not built. These are raised on large arches.

The eastbound line was lifted when the route was singled. The line closed in 1968, Leith Walk West Goods having been accessed from the east only after 1966.

The platforms remain (there is no public access) and viaduct runs as far east as Halmyre Street. Beyond this the line is obliterated for several streets.


Tags

Station never opened

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map



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Leith Central
Pilrig Street
Junction Bridge
Easter Road
Leith Walk
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Easter Road Park Halt
South Leith
Powderhall
Bonnington
Leith North
Ferry Road
Abbeyhill
Meadowbank Stadium
York Place [Tram]

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Leith Walk West Goods
Leith Central Diesel Depot
Eastern Sawmills
Bonnington Bond
Bonnington Goods
St Ann^s Maltings
Victoria Brass Foundry
Junction Mills
Leith Engine Works
Midlothian Oatmeal Works
Shrubhill Tram Depot
Tannery
Tourist/other
Trinity House
Rosebank Cemetery
Bowling Green Street Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.