Easter Road railway station

Easter Road railway station was a railway station located on the street of Easter Road in Edinburgh, Scotland from 1891 to 1947 built by the North British Railway.[1]

Easter Road
Site of Easter Road station in 2011
General information
LocationEaster Road, Edinburgh
Coordinates55°57′41″N 3°10′15″W / 55.961325°N 3.170744°W / 55.961325; -3.170744
Other information
Original companyNorth British Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 December 1891 (1891-12-01)Station opened
1 January 1917 (1917-01-01)Station closed
1 February 1919 (1919-02-01)Station reopened
16 June 1947 (1947-06-16)Station closed
A 1905 Railway Clearing House diagram of Edinburgh railways, showing the location of Easter Road station

History edit

The station was opened in 1891 by North British Railway as part of the Easter Road Deviation to replace the rope operated incline between Canal Street (later part of Edinburgh Waverley) and Scotland Street, that was originally built by the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway. The station closed in 1947. Part of the line from Piershill remained in use to serve the waste consolidation depot at Powderhall which remained in use until it closed in 2016.[2] Both platforms still remain in place.

References edit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Proposal to redevelop at the former Powderhall Waste Transfer Station - City of Edinburgh Council - Citizen Space". consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk.

External links edit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line disused, station closed
  North British Railway
Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Line
  Leith Walk
Line disused, station closed