Balerno Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Balerno Junction (1874-1967)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Opened on the Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway).


This junction was at the east end of the Balerno Branch and connected the 1874 single track branch to the 1848 main line railway.

The branch doubled for a train length before joining the main line. From the pointing of doubling two sidings were laid on the south side of the junction, approached from the west.

The signal box opened with the line. It was located to the north of the main line and west of the junction. It was replaced in 1914 with a new box south of the main line, to the west of the ^V^ of the junction. One of the junction sidings was lifted.

The branch closed to passengers in 1943. The box was closed in 1960, taken over by Slateford Power Box. The branch closed in 1967. The approach of the branch to the junction is now overgrown.




01/11/1943Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno to Edinburgh (Balerno Junction) closed to passengers (official date 13 June 1949).
13/06/1949Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno to Edinburgh (Balerno Junction) officially closed to passengers, although actually suspended in 1943.
04/12/1967Balerno Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Balerno Goods to Balerno Junction and Balerno Goods Junction to Ravelrig Junction closed.


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