Location type


Name and dates

Musselburgh (1988-)

Station code: MUB 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.


This is a two platform station. The station is quite some way south of Musselburgh town centre and serves the newer housing and new Queen Margaret University campus.

The car park is located on the former Lothian Lines (North British Railway) between Monktonhall Junction and Wanton Walls Junction [1st].

Musselburgh was formerly served by Musselburgh [2nd], a terminus in the town.

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



Chronology Dates

  /  /1847Musselburgh Branch (North British Railway)Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Musselburgh branch opened and Fisherrow closed to passengers.
06/09/1972Musselburgh Branch (North British Railway) Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Musselburgh to Joppa (Newhailes Junction) closed to freight. (Alternative dates: 1971, 7/12/1970).

News items

30/11/2022Prestongrange Heritage Park plans are 'firmly on track' [East Lothian Council]
07/01/2021Network Rail: Is it fair to prosecute this public body over the actions of a trespasser? Alastair Dalton [Scotsman]
16/12/2020Huge fine for Network Rail after Musselburgh schoolboy suffered serious burns [Scotsman]
05/11/2020Ambitious plans to transform public transport hubs across East Lothian [Edinburgh News]
17/06/2018Calls to tackle Edinburgh Bypass gridlock as tram system to Musselburgh mooted [East Lothian Courier]
25/07/2014Commuters crammed ‘like sardines’ due to games [Evening News]
07/01/2009Station gets parking spaces boost [Evening News]
15/12/2008Rail chiefs 'betray commuters' by killing park-and-ride route [Evening News]
12/10/2007New campus gets on track
09/06/2006GNER puts on ride for races [Scotsman]


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