Newcraighall railway station

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Newcraighall National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Talla na Creige Nuadh[1]
Newcraighall railway station, 22 March 2014.jpg
Newcraighall railway station (22 March 2014) when the station was a terminus before the Borders Line was built
Location
PlaceNewcraighall
Local authorityEdinburgh
Coordinates55°55′59″N 3°05′27″W / 55.9330°N 3.0908°W / 55.9330; -3.0908Coordinates: 55°55′59″N 3°05′27″W / 55.9330°N 3.0908°W / 55.9330; -3.0908
Grid referenceNT319716
Operations
Station codeNEW
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.222 million
2014/15Increase 0.243 million
2015/16Decrease 0.224 million
2016/17Increase 0.235 million
2017/18Increase 0.279 million
History
3 June 2002Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newcraighall from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newcraighall railway station is a railway station serving the Newcraighall area of Edinburgh in Scotland. It lies on the Borders Railway. The station is a popular as a Park & Ride or Parkway Station for the Scottish Borders and Midlothian. The station was originally a terminus for Edinburgh Crossrail services when it opened in June 2002, but in 2015 the route was extended beyond Newcraighall towards Tweedbank, as part of the revival of the Waverley Route. Though the Waverley Route never had a station at this location during its lifetime, one did exist briefly at nearby Niddrie - this was opened in 1847 by the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway, closed in October 1860 and then reopened again four years later prior to its final demise in January 1869.[2]

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is a half-hourly service to Edinburgh and to Tweedbank, and an hourly evening and Sunday service.[3] Four weekday morning peak services run beyond Edinburgh to Glenrothes with Thornton via Kirkcaldy and a similar number run in the opposite direction in the evening. When the station was a terminus, many services ran through to/from the Fife Circle Line but this practice ended prior to the reopening of the full route to Tweedbank (as can be seen from the May 2013 and 2015 editions of the Great Britain National Rail timetable).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations - Niddrie"Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 17 May 2016
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 243 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Brunstane   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
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