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Name and dates

Newcraighall (2002-)

Station code: NEW National Rail ScotRail
Where: City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Opened on the Borders Railway (Network Rail).
Opened on the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.


This is a single platform station located between Niddrie South Junction and Newcraighall North Junction where the Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail) leaves the alignment of the original Waverley Route.

From 2003 until 2015 this was the southern passenger terminus of a line from Portobello East Junction although freight trains could continue into Millerhill Marshalling Yard (British Railways) and via the Monktonhall Curve to join the East Coast Main Line at Monktonhall Junction.

A turnback siding was opened with the station, to the south of the station close by the site of Millerhill Yard's Down Departure Sidings. This was later re-aligned west in preparation for the re-opening of the line to Galashiels. This re-aligned siding became the first section of the new route.

The line is supported and promoted by the Borders Railway Community Rail Partnership .


Station terminus

Chronology Dates

  /06/2000Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Strategic Rail Authority to contribute £800,000 towards the operation of Edinburgh CrossRail - a half hour service from west of Edinburgh through Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley to new stations at Brunstane and Kinnaird Park (Newcraighall). The Scottish Executive has commited £8M.
04/12/2001Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Tree-planting ceremony marks the site-start at Newcraighall. Construction of Newcraighall and Brunstane stations on the Edinburgh CrossRail scheme commences.
03/06/2002Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
Portobello Junction to Newcraighall (north of Millerhill) re-opened to passengers with stations at; Brunstane, Newcraighall.
03/06/2002Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Portobello East Junction to Niddrie South Junction and Niddrie South Junction to Newcraighall re-opened to passengers with a stations at Brunstane and Newcraighall. A long reversing spur was provided south of Newcraighall from the new Newcraighall Junction.

News items

06/09/2016Delays hit Borders Railway's first birthday [BBC News]
09/06/2015Proving Train runs on Borders Railway [Network Rail]
20/04/2015ScotRail publishes Edinburgh - Newcraighall Timetable
05/08/2012Tree planting ceremony at Newcraighall station [Railscot]
29/05/2012Sculpture unveiled at Newcraighall station [Railscot]
15/04/2012Poster display at Newcraighall [Railscot]
15/12/2008Rail chiefs 'betray commuters' by killing park-and-ride route [Evening News]
22/11/2008New Winter timetable [First ScotRail]
07/05/2008City chiefs hear tram-train plan for Edinburgh sub [Evening News]
25/10/2007More misery for rail passengers [Scotsman Article]


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

Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

Origins of the Scottish Railway System 1722-1844

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route