Lochend Junction

Location type


Names and dates

Lochend Junction (1888-1903)
Lochend South Junction (1903-1972)
Lochend Junction (1972-1988)

Opened on the Easter Road Deviation (North British Railway).

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


This junction opened in 1888 with the curve from London Road Junction. This provided a secondary route from Abbeyhill Junction to Piershill Junction and on to Portobello East Junction, thus quadrupling the route.

In 1903 with the opening of Leith Central the same junction was used to provide an eastern approach to the terminus.