Turnhouse

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Turnhouse (1897-1930)

Opened on the Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway).


Description

This was a two platform station to the south of Turnhouse Farm and east of today's Edinburgh Airport.

The main station building was on the Edinburgh bound platform with a smaller on the Fife platform. There was a goods yard on the east side, approached from the south.

The signal box here predated the station, opening in 1890 to control a trailing crossover. It was at the south end of what would become the station on the west side of the line. It closed in 1929, the year before the station.

Nothing remains of the passenger station and the goods station is now in other uses.

The airport's passenger terminal buildings were built to the west, the station was unable to be re-opened to serve them. The cargo depot is alongside the former station. The airport is served by Edinburgh Airport [Tram] on the Edinburgh Trams system.

Local

Edinburgh Airport

10/06/2019

Tags

Station

External links

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