Morningside Road

Location type


Names and dates

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

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

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway.


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 1884 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.

The station closed in 1962 and the box closed in 1977, taken over by the Edinburgh Signalling Centre.


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



External links

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

Nearby stations
Blackford Hill
Exhibition [NBR]
Exhibition [CR]
Dalry Road
Gorgie East
Slateford [2nd]
Haymarket [Tram]
Newington [NBR]
Lothian Road
Murrayfield Stadium [Tram]
West End - Princes Street [Tram]
George Watson^s College
Blackford Hill [Hill]
Braids Tram Shelter
Craiglockhart Junction
Royal Observatory
Edinburgh and Dumfriesshire Dairy
Stone Depot
Exhibition Junction [CR]
Slateford Junction [1st]
Blackford Quarry
Slateford Yard
Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Old Craig House
Craig House
Blackford House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

10/09/1962Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
Portobello (Niddrie North Junction) to Morningside Road to Edinburgh (Haymarket Central Junction) closed to passengers.

News items

12/04/2022Edinburgh South Suburban Railway - campaigners remind you to respond to online consultation this week [The Edinburgh Reporter]