Edinburgh - Glasgow

1842 onwards

Edinburgh's Railwayd  -  Edinburgh to Glasgow

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Haymarket Station

On 21 February 1842, Haymarket station opened, about half a mile to the west of the West End of Princes Street.  It was the original Edinburgh terminus for the line from Glasgow.    2

North Bridge Station

In 1846, the line from Glasgow was extended further east from Haymarket into tunnels then a cutting through Princes Street Gardens to North Bridge Station at the East End of Princes Street.  1

I read a report a brief article in one of the newspapers of 1846.  It described the excitement of a train arriving in Edinburgh through Princes Street Gardens, and added "It is believed to have come from Glasgow." !

Waverley Station

Waverley Station was built on the site of North Bridge Station and Canal Street Station.

Trains now run between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Glasgow Queen Street station every 15 minutes. 

A slower less frequent service with more stops now also operates between Edinburgh Waverley Station and Glasgow Central Station.

1:  'Yesterday's Railways: Edinburgh'  Publ: Railway Correspondence and Travel Society  ISBN 0 9508595 0 8

 

 

STATIONS mentioned on the EDINBURGH RAILWAYS pages

B

Balerno

Balgreen

Barnton

Berwick

Blackford Hill

Burntisland

C

Canal Street

Canonmills

Corstorphine

Craigleith

Craiglockhart Road

D

Dalkeith

Dalry Road

Davidson's Mains

Duddingston & Craigmillar

E

East Pilton

G

Glasgow

Gorgie

Granton Gas Works

Granton Road

H

Haymarket

L

Leith Central

Leith Citadel

Leith North

Lothian Road

M

Morningside Road

N

Newhaven (Cal)

Newhaven (NB)

Newington

Niddrie

North Bridge

P

Perth

Pinkhill

Portobello

Princes Street

S

Scotland Street

Sheriffhall

St Leonard's

T

Trinity

W

Waverley

Map

 Map of some of Edinburgh's Railways since 1831

 

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