Aberlady railway station

Aberlady railway station served the village of Aberlady in Scotland. It was served by the Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick railway. This line diverged from the East Coast Main Line at Aberlady Junction, east of the current Longniddry station.

Aberlady
Aberlady station site geograph-3224214-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of Aberlady station (1997)
General information
LocationAberlady, East Lothian
Scotland
Coordinates56°00′14″N 2°51′06″W / 56.00388°N 2.85170°W / 56.00388; -2.85170Coordinates: 56°00′14″N 2°51′06″W / 56.00388°N 2.85170°W / 56.00388; -2.85170
Grid referenceNT469793
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyAberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 April 1898Opened
12 September 1932Closed to passengers
15 June 1964Line closes to freight

HistoryEdit

Opened on 1 April 1898 by the Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway when they opened the line between Aberlady junction (on the North British Railway between Dunbar and Edinburgh) and Gullane.[1][2]

The station had one platform on the north side of a passing loop, there were two sidings behind the platform forming a goods yard able to accommodate most types of goods including live stock, it was equipped with a two and a half ton crane.[3][4]

The line and station were absorbed by the North British Railway on 6 August 1900.[2] Then station passed on to the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) during the Grouping of 1923. That company then withdrew passenger services nine years later,[1] although the line was still open to freight until 1964.

The station building was used as by the LNER as a camping apartment from 1935.[5] The Scottish Region continued this use of the buildings, sometimes marketed as Camping Cottages in the 1950s and up to the line closing in 1964.[6]

Despite being closed the station had been the location of a Camping coach in 1956, 1957 and from 1961 to 1964.[7]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Luffness Platform
Line and Station closed
  North British Railway
Aberlady, Gullane and North Berwick Railway
  Longniddry
Line closed; Station open

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995), page 12
  2. ^ a b Grant (2017), page 5
  3. ^ "Aberlady station on OS 25 inch map Haddingtonshire IV.8 (Aberlady; Dirleton)". National Library of Scotland. 1907. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ The Railway Clearing House (1970), page 12
  5. ^ McRae (1997), page 13
  6. ^ McRae (1998), pages 33 & 34
  7. ^ McRae (1998), page 28

SourcesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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