Lothian Road Station

1840s  - 

Edinburgh's Railways  -  Lothian Road Station

    peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Lothian Road station was immediately to the south of  the site on which the Caledonian Railway built Princes Street Station and the Caledonian Hotel. 

The station continued in use as a goods depot until recently [around 1990?].  It is now the City end of the Western Approach Road, which follows the tracks of the old railway from Lothian Road to the west towards Murrayfield.    2

It was from Lothian Road station that Edinburgh's first through service to London operated, from February 1848.

This service took the western route to London, via Carlisle and the Midlands.

The service commenced two years before the North British Railway completed their link between Edinburgh and London down the East Coast Route to Kings Cross 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

 

__________________