Piershill

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Piershill (1891-1964)

Opened on the Easter Road Deviation (North British Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station on an elevated section of line. The booking office was at street level at the east end on Restalrig Road with covered footways up to the platform above. The westbound platform was approached from Clockmill Road. Waiting room buildings on the platforms North British Railway style.

The station was directly north of St Margarets Shed on the North British Railway main line and west of Piershill Junction. Immediately to the east was the North British's St Margarets Gas Works. Lochend South Junction was to the west.

There was no goods yard. The station did not open with the line (opened 1868).

Part of the street level building remains, little else remains. Even Clockmill Road is no more. The line was reduced to a single track and is presently out of use.

Tags

Station

External links

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

02/03/1868Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
A new diversion opened to goods (Abbeyhill and Piershill to Trinity Junction with a spur onto the [North] Leith branch at Bonnington East Junction). This by-passed the cable operated incline between Canal Street [Edinburgh] and Scotland Street.
01/05/1891Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Piershill passenger station opened.
07/04/1952Leith Central Branch (North British Railway)
Leith Central to Abbeyhill and Piershill closed to passengers.
07/09/1964Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Edinburgh; Abbeyhill Junction to Piershill Junction loop closed to regular passenger trains. Piershill and Abbeyhill stations closed.
  /07/1986Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Meadowbank Stadium station opened on the westbound track of the Abbeyhill to Piershill loop (for the Commonwealth games).