Balgreen Halt railway station

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Balgreen Halt
Balgreen Halt - geograph.org.uk - 1745954.jpg
Balgreen Halt in 1962
Location
PlaceBalgreen
AreaCity of Edinburgh
Coordinates55°56′18″N 3°15′07″W / 55.9383°N 3.2520°W / 55.9383; -3.2520Coordinates: 55°56′18″N 3°15′07″W / 55.9383°N 3.2520°W / 55.9383; -3.2520
Operations
Original companyLondon and North Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
29 January 1934Station opened[1]
1 January 1968Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
Edinburgh Waverley - Corstorphine branch train in 1948

Balgreen Halt railway station served Balgreen in the Scottish city of Edinburgh. Services were provided by trains on the Corstorphine Branch.

In 2014 the Edinburgh Tram system opened a tram stop named "Balgreen" adjacent to the site of the station.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1934. The line passed on to the Scottish Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, to be then closed by the British Railways Board.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Haymarket   London and North Eastern Railway
Corstorphine Branch
  Pinkhill

The site today[edit]

The stationmaster's house remains standing, in the site which has been landscaped as part of a garden. [1]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt (1995)

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
  • *RAILSCOT on Corstorphine Branch
  • Balgreen Halt on navigable O. S. map Station marked at Saughton Hall
  • Picture of the station