Morningside Road

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Morningside [Edinburgh] (1884-1886)
Morningside Road (1886-1962)

Opened on the Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway.

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


Description

This was a two platform station. It is fairly intact despite closure in 1962. The eastbound platform and street level ticket office both remain intact. A lattice footbridge still crosses the west end of the former station.

The station was on the west side of Morningside Road. There were typical North British Railway style buildings with canopies.

The station had a large goods yard, at the west end and north of the line, accessed from a loop (which enclosed the signal box) on the north side of the eastbound line. The sidings ran to the east.

The former goods yard s now covered by flats, a car park and other buildings.

A second yard (added later) was at the west end of the station, south side of the line and approached from the east.

Local

To the north is the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, which began as the Royal Edinburgh Asylum.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Further north again is George Watson's College.

George Watson's College


Tags

Station

External links

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