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Name and dates

Slateford (1871-)

Station code: SLA National Rail ScotRail
Where: City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Open on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Shotts.


This is a two platform station in the south west of Edinburgh.

The station, the third of its name, replaces the earlier Slateford [2nd] station which was to the west.

Slateford Station signal box remained to the west at the previous station as the goods yard remained open. The box was on the south side of the line in the goods yard.

The box was replaced with another on the same site in 1910. It was replaced when, to the west of the station, a branch opened to Gorgie Cattle Market [CR].

To the east of the station is Slateford Junction where a British Railways built curve runs to Craiglockhart Junction on the Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway. Slateford Yard is to the east, in the 'V' of the junction.



Chronology Dates

  /  /1846Granton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Act for Caledonian Railway branch from Slateford to Granton rejected by Government.
  /  /1847Edinburgh Station and Branches (Caledonian Railway)
Slateford to Haymarket (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) Act passed.

News items

02/09/2023More Red Transport Wheels unveiled in the city [Edinburgh Reporter]
28/12/2022Track defect causes travel disruption between Glasgow and Edinburgh [Herald Scotland]
21/11/2022Scotland's Railway set for multi-million-pound investment this Christmas [Network Rail]
23/03/2013Allotment hopefuls to spruce up Slateford station [Evening News]
26/09/2006Changes at Slateford


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