Junction Road railway station, Edinburgh

Junction Road railway station served the district of Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland from 1869 to 1947 on the Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Line of the North British Railway.

Junction Road
Site of Junction Road station in 2015
General information
LocationLeith, Edinburgh
Coordinates55°58′29″N 3°10′46″W / 55.9748°N 3.1795°W / 55.9748; -3.1795
Grid referenceNT264763
Other information
Original companyNorth British Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 May 1869 (1869-05-01)Opened as Junction Road
1 January 1917Closed
1 April 1919Reopened
9 July 1923Name changed to Junction Bridge
16 June 1947 (1947-06-16)Closed permanently

History edit

The station opened as Junction Road on 1 May 1869 by the North British Railway. It had a double track but a second platform couldn't be built due to space constraints. The signal box was to the southwest. A siding to the northeast served a coal depot. The station closed on 1 January 1917 but reopened on 1 April 1919. Renamed in 1923 as Junction Bridge before closing permanently on 16 June 1947. The signal box closed in 1952.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ "Edinburgh, Junction Road Station". Canmore. Retrieved 30 May 2020.

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

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