Abbeyhill Station

Abbeyhill Station  -  Early 20th century

Meadowbank Station  -  One of the special shuttle trains from Edinburgh Waverley Station to the Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank Stadium

 Reproduced with acknowledgement to Douglas Yuill                                                                                   Photographer not known

 

Abbeyhill Station

Early 1900s

The photograph above shows Abbeyhill station on a bleak day, probably in the early 1900s..  Passenger services to Abbeyhill were withdrawn on September 7, 1964.

1986

However, in 1986, a new Meadowbank Station was created immediately to the east side of Marionville Road,  i.e. between Abbeyhill and Piershill stations.  It opened for the duration of the Commonwealth Games that were held at nearby Meadowbank Stadium. 

The photo below shows a train passing the site of the Abbeyhill station at London Road on its way to Meadowbank.

Abbeyhill Station  -  One of the special shuttle trains from Edinburgh Waverley Station to the Commonwealth Games at Meadowbank Stadium

Thank you to Michael Smith, Stockbridge, Edinburgh for supplying the details above.
and to John Wilson, Slateford, Edinburgh for supplying some of the info in the caption above.

 

Meadowbank

Railways - East Edinburgh

Around Edinburgh

 

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