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Edinburgh

South Suburban

Railway

     Edinburgh Railways  -  Craiglockhart Station  -  1955

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July 2006

1884 - 1962

Services on the South Suburban Railway began in 1884.  They were withdrawn in 1962, but it is estimated that the line could be re-opened to passengers at a cost of 18m.

Edinburgh transport leader, Councillor Burns also supports plans to re-open the line to passengers.  He says:

"We are still committed to developing the South Suburban Railway."

Edinburgh Evening News  July 8, 2006:  p.11

Time for Action?

Liberal Democratic politicians and lobby group TRANSform Scotland are claiming that plans to re-open the South Suburban route have been forgotten, and that they should now been taken forward.

The route starts and ends at Edinburgh Waverley.  Travelling clockwise, it passes through:

-  Piershill

-  Asda

-  Niddrie

-  Craigmillar

-  Cameron Toll,

-  Newington

-  Blackford

-  Morningside

-  Craiglockhart

-  Gorgie

-  Haymarket

Edinburgh Evening News  July 8, 2006:  p.11

 

August 2006

Political Support

It was reported on August 25, 2006 that an all-party group of politicians is to meet with Tavish Scott, Transport Minister in the Scottish Parliament to ask him to support the opening of the South Suburban Railway. 

A new study is also to be commissioned to explore ways fo funding the project.

Edinburgh Evening News  August 25, 2006:  p.16

 

February 2007

Funds to Reopen the LIne

E-Rail, a private company formed to fight for the re-opening of the South Suburban railway line has announced that it already has pledges of about 8.6m of the total 18m required to re-open the line.

It is believed that these pledges come from Edinburgh University, Cameron Toll and Fort Kinnaird shopping centres, all land-owners with space that could be developed near the re-opened  line.

 Edinburgh Evening News::  February 19, 2007,  p.21

 

April 2007

Scottish Rail Action Group Petition to Re-Open the Line

A petition was submitted to the Scottish Parliament on behalf of the Capital Rail Action Group on April 2, 2007, calling for the re-introduction of local passenger services on the Edinburgh South Suburban line.

For further details of this petition see the Capital Rail Action Group web site.  The closing date for signing the petition is September 8, 2007.

Patrick Hutton, Edinburgh:  April 5, 2007

 

July 2007

Petition

Scottish Real Action Group's on-line petition,  set up in April 2007, had a target of attracting  2,000 signatures.  To date it has attracted 600 signatures.

Herald & post:  July 28, 2007,  p.17

 

March 2008

End of the Line?

It now seems unlikely that the 'South Sub' line will reopen.

A new report by consultants, Halcow, reveals that:

-  it would cost 38m to reopen the line: almost double the amount estimated four years ago.

-   the line would require an annual subsidy of 1.8m.

-  it would be difficult to find spaces at Edinburgh Waverly and Haymarket for 'South Sub' trains.

Edinburgh Park to Newcraighall

The report suggests that the best option might be to open part of the line, but excluding Waverley and Haymarket stations in the centre of Edinburgh.

The route, which would also require a 1.8m subsidy would run from west to east through the southern suburbs of the city,  as below:

-  Edinburgh Park

-  Gorgie

-  Craiglockhart

-  Morningside

-  Blackford

-  Newington

-  Cameron Toll

 Craigmillar

-  Niddrie

-  Asda

-  Newcraighall

 

Edinburgh Evening News:  March 27, 2008, p.5.

 

May 2008

Support for the Line

City leader, Jenny Dawes has given her support to reopening the 'South Sub' line, saying:

"This is not over by any means and I would imagine a good hearing (to supporters) will be given at next week's transport committee.

There is still a very strong commitment, if at all possible, to have the South Sub as part of a modern integrated public transport system in Edinburgh."

Edinburgh Evening News:  May 1, 2008, p.22.

 

'Tram-trains'?

Councillors, yesterday, rejected recommendations in the Halcow Report to rule out the 'South Sub' line on cost and rail capacity grounds.

Instead, Council officials are now to look at the possibility of running  'tram-trains' on the line from Newcraighall to Haymarket, where they would transfer onto the new tram line to Edinburgh Park.

Edinburgh Evening News:  May 7, 2008, p.21.

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks