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Prestonpans railway station is a railway station serving the town of Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland. It is located on the North Berwick Line, 9.75 miles (15.69 km) east of Edinburgh Waverley. It serves the town of Cockenzie and Port Seton, 1.37 miles (2.20 km) away.

Prestonpans National Rail
Prestonpans station, 2002 (geograph 5625011).jpg
View towards Edinburgh with Arthurs Seat and the Pentland Hills visible
Location
PlacePrestonpans
Local authorityEast Lothian
Coordinates55°57′10″N 2°58′30″W / 55.9529°N 2.9750°W / 55.9529; -2.9750Coordinates: 55°57′10″N 2°58′30″W / 55.9529°N 2.9750°W / 55.9529; -2.9750
Grid referenceNT392737
Operations
Station codePST
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.252 million
2014/15Increase 0.271 million
2015/16Increase 0.274 million
2016/17Decrease 0.258 million
2017/18Increase 0.270 million
History
Original companyNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLNER
1846opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Prestonpans from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

ServicesEdit

On Monday to Friday daytimes there is an hourly service westbound to Edinburgh and eastbound to North Berwick, with extra trains at peak periods; a limited number of trains run to and from Glasgow Central via Carstairs. On Saturdays, a half-hourly service operates during the day, dropping to hourly in the evening. Trains also call hourly each way on Sundays from mid-morning.[1]

RoutesEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Longniddry   Abellio ScotRail
North Berwick Line
  Wallyford
  Historical railways  
Seton Mains Halt[2]
Line open; Station closed
  North British Railway
NBR Main Line
  Inveresk
Line open; Station closed

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Table 238 National Rail timetable, May 2017
  2. ^ Smith & Anderson (1995), page 36

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • 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.
  • Smith, W.A.C. & Anderson, P. (1995) An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways, Caernarfon, Irwell Press, ISBN 1-871608-59-7
  • RAILSCOT on North British Railway