Pilrig Street

Location type


Name and dates

Pilrig Street (1908-1908)

Opened on the Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway).


This halt was opened for a military review in 1908. It was to the east of a large lattice bridge over the Newhaven Road/Pilrig Street and Broughton Road/Bonnington Road crossroads (Bonnington Toll). The line was raised on an embankment here. The halt's name may have been Pilrig rather than Pilrig Street.

At the east end of the station the lines to the unopened Leith Walk [CR] and Leith Walk West Goods separated, access to the goods being from the west.

Rosebank Cemetery is to the south west.

The line was singled in 1917, however Pilrig Street was located on the loop between Bonnington (Rosebank) Goods (west) and Leith Walk West Goods.

Quick notes that the station appeared in the official handbook of stations for 1904, 1912, 1925 and is marked delete for 1927.

The line closed to the west in 1966, after cutting back Pilrig was the site of the reversing spur for Leith Walk West Goods. The line east closed in 1968. Access had latterly been from South Leith.


Station halt temporary

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Nearby stations
Balfour Street [Tram]
Leith Walk [CR]
Junction Bridge
Foot of the Walk [Tram]
Leith Central
Ferry Road
Leith Walk
McDonald Road [Tram]
North Leith
Leith North
Newhaven [Leith New Lines]
Easter Road
Bonnington Steel Works
Bonnington Goods
Bonnington Tannery
Midlothian Oatmeal Works
Bonnington Bond
Weldun Boiler Works
Rosebank Iron Works
Bonnington Bridge Paper Works
Bonnington (Rosebank) Goods
Bowershall Engine Works
Powderhall Bridge
Junction Mills
Powderhall Destructor
Rosebank Cemetery
Bowling Green Street Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1908Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Pilrig Street, a temporary station, opened for a Military review.