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Work underway to renovate stations toilets, refurbish walkways and reinstate east-west public access through main building.

Investment will also see Waverley provide a Changing Places facility for customers.
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Exquisite architecture, world-famous views, lavish interiors and the very best in fine dining: The Balmoral Hotel truly ticks all the necessary boxes for a 5-star stay.

Considered among the most luxurious hotels in the British Isles, this elite Edwardian beauty with its majestic clock tower has kept watch over central Edinburgh since 1902.
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The Balmoral Hotel: It had been 6.25 on the Balmoral clock more or less since the start of lockdown when it stopped and couldn't be maintained. It is now moving again so punters no longer have an excuse for missing the trains they are not allowed to travel on. Walter Scott remains stony-faced.
David Panton 24/06/2020


The Balmoral Hotel: View north over the roof of Waverley station towards the Balmoral (formerly North British) Hotel on 27 September 2011. The narrow passageway to the left of the hotel links Princes Street and the station via (the currently closed) Waverley Steps. Princes Mall shopping centre, through which temporary access has been made available see image [[35912]] stands to the left of the steps.
John Furnevel 27/09/2011

The station would usually be jammed packed with people at rush hour, but following the latest Covid shut down, it is eerily quiet
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Ian Terrell was on the verge of entering a train when he spotted the animal having a scan around Edinburgh's Haymarket station on Monday.
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A new rail shuttle service between Linlithgow and Edinburgh will be introduced from Monday, 14 September to keep customers moving between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The service will operate in both directions and will call at Linlithgow, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket, and Edinburgh Waverley.

Existing replacement bus services between Falkirk Grahamston and Linlithgow remain in place for customers.
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Network Rail, Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council have today revealed their concept designs for transforming the capitals main station as part of the Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan.
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Edinburgh Waverley: Master-plan for Edinburgh Waverley, Market Street side entrance (the Klondyke or Old Town side to the south of the station). North Bridge in background.
Network Rail /08/2020


Edinburgh Waverley: Network Rail's master-plan for Edinburgh Waverley showing the entrance from Waverley Bridge.
Network Rail /08/2020


Edinburgh Waverley: The Edinburgh Waverley master-plan showing the mezzanine level and without the glass roof. This aerial view is from the south.
Network Rail /08/2020

Thousands of rail commuters suffered major disruption for the second time in four days when equipment installed after last week's derailment at Waverley station in Edinburgh failed yesterday.
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Rail services to and from Edinburgh returned to normal today after a derailment disrupted services for more than three days.
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Rail passengers in Edinburgh face disruption at the weekend after a derailment at Waverley Station.
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Train services from Waverley Station will continue to be disrupted until Monday as investigators probe how three slow-moving, empty coaches came to be derailed.
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The Strategic Rail Authority has set out its priorities in Scotland for the next ten years. Edinburgh Waverley is to be re-built with further through platforms at a cost of £400 million. This work will involve connecting the bay platforms 8&9 and 12&13, raising the glass roof and providing another platform to the south of the station. The work is required as the station will reach capacity in the next year. Stirling to Alloa is to be re-opened to passengers within 5 years. It is also hoped that Stirling to Kincardine will also re-open to freight. Hamilton to Larkhall is to be re-opened and a Milngavie to Larkhall service to be introduced within 5 years. This may also include the re-opening of the Anniesland to Maryhill curve. Platforms will be extended on the Fife Circle which will allow longer trains to run, increasing passenger capacity. Platforms will also be extended on the Glasgow to Ayr line. Platforms will be extended on the East Kilbride Branch. Platforms will be extended on the Bathgate Branch. TPWS will be fully implemented by 2003. Increased capacity will be provided between Glasgow and Paisley. This could be re-signalling or re-quadrupling the line. Increased capacity will be provided between Glasgow and Kilmarnock. This will probably be through adding a new dynamic loop on the single track section between Barrhead and Kilmarnock which is currently only broken at Lugton. 140 stations are to be modernised. Construction of new interchange stations or re-building of existing stations will include Gourock, Markinch and Partick. Refurbishment for 318s and reliability improvements to 170s. Extension of Sunday services on the Shotts and East Kilbride Lines. A new national test track to be established. As a result of various schemes 6 new stations will open; Alloa, Newcraighall, Brunstane, Gartcosh, Larkhall and Beauly. Longer term plans include East Coast Main Line upgrading (to complete by 2010) and lines to Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport. There is an element of uncertainty as the ScotRail franchise is due for renewal and the future of Railtrack is not clear at this stage. The West Coast Main Line enhancements to allow 140mph running may not go ahead.

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- 318s for the North Berwick service, but not yet

- DMUs borrowed from 'sister' National Express companies to cover for aged 305s on the North Berwick service if necessary

- North Berwick route to be re-railed in September

- New stop to pick up passengers on ScotRail sleepers at Carstairs

- Stirling to Alloa to Kincardine line to be progressed but not clear yet whether freight only, or passenger only between Stirling and Alloa

- Railtrack keen to alter Edinburgh Waverley layout for further capacity

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