Longniddry

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Longniddry (1846-)

Station code: LND National Rail ScotRail
Where: East Lothian, Scotland
Opened on the North British Railway.
Open on the North Berwick Line.
Open on the Edinburgh to Berwick.

Description

This is a two platform station. The station had a third platform for the Haddington branch on the south side.

At the east of the station was the junction for the Haddington branch. The branch and former North British Railway main line ran parallel for some way before separating.

Formerly there was a stone station building, similar to those at Drem and Prestonpans on the eastbound platform. A brick building, with canopies on either side, was later added to the westbound and branch island platform.

The signal box was on the westbound platform, at the east end of the platform. The box opened in 1881 and was extended at its east end in 1922. The platforms were lengthened at the west end and the loop on the south side extended.

The Haddington branch closed in 1968 and the box closed shortly afterwards.

A buffer can be found, mouldering away, at the east end of the station on the south side. This is from the Longniddry Shed siding.

The line between Edinburgh Waverley, North Berwick and Dunbar is supported and promoted by the East Lothian Community Rail Partnership .

Tags

Station junction

External links

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




Dates

18/06/1846North British Railway
Opened from Edinburgh North Bridge to Berwick and the branch from Longniddry to Haddington.
12/09/1932Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway
Gullane to Longniddry (Aberlady Junction) closed to passengers. Aberlady and Gullane closed.
15/06/1964Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway
Gullane to Longniddry (Aberlady Junction) closed to freight. Line closed.
01/04/1968North British Railway
Haddington to Longniddry closed to freight.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Drem to Edinburgh: Including Gullane, Haddington, Tranent, Musselburgh and Fisherrow Branches (Scottish Main Lines)

Edinburgh St. Margaret's: The Story of the 'Other' Edinburgh Depot of the North British Railway 1845-1967

Exploring Disused Railways in East Scotland

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1
LNER Wagons: Volume 3: Scottish Area: Ex North British and Ex-Great North of Scotland Railway Wagons
North British Railway in Northumberland, The

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

Signalling and Signal Boxes along the North British Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway and the CLC Routes

South East Scotland (British Railways Past & Present)

The Castle and the Bear: A Brief History of the North British Railway

The North British Railway a History
The North British Railway, Volume 1, One,
The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Vanished Railways of West Lothian