Newcraighall

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Newcraighall (2002-)

Opened on the Borders Railway (Network Rail).

Opened on the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway.


Description

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.


Tags

Station terminus