Abbeyhill railway station


Abbeyhill railway station

Infobox UK disused station
name = Abbeyhill


caption =
locale = Edinburgh
borough = Midlothian
line = North British Railway
manager = North British Railway
owner = North British Railway
owner = London and North Eastern Railway
platforms = ?
latitude =
longitude =
gridref =
years = May 1 1859
events = Station opens
years1 = September 7 1964
events1 = Station closes

Abbeyhill railway station was a train station located in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh. It formed part of the Edinburgh Suburban Line . The station was on the line that branched off the East Coast Mainline at Abbeyhill Junction.

History

Opened by the North British Railway in 1859, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was closed by the British Railways Board in 1964 along with the other South Suburban line stations. The station platform still exists but is covered by overgrown weeds and shrubs.

References

*cite book|author=R.V.J.Butt, |title= The Directory of Railway Stations |publisher=Patrick Stephens Ltd |year=1995 ISBN 1 85260 508 1
*cite book|author=A. Jowett, |title= Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas |publisher=Atlantic Publishing |year=2000 ISBN 0 906899 99 0
*Leith stations and Edinburgh loop map [http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/1_edin_t/1_edinburgh_transport_railways_-_leith_stations.htm]

*Site with picture of railtour at Abbeyhill station [http://ccgi.ewanbeth.force9.co.uk/cgi-bin/images/location.php?loc=Edinburgh%20Leith%20and%20Newhaven%20Railway]


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