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 .
Seton Mains Halt
| Longniddry Shed|
Longniddry Manure Siding
St Germains Level Crossing
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|18/06/1846||North British Railway|
Opened from Edinburgh North Bridge to Berwick and the branch from Longniddry to Haddington.
|12/09/1932||Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway|
Gullane to Longniddry (Aberlady Junction) closed to passengers. Aberlady and Gullane closed.
|15/06/1964||Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway|
Gullane to Longniddry (Aberlady Junction) closed to freight. Line closed.
|01/04/1968||North British Railway|
Haddington to Longniddry closed to freight.
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