Haymarket Central Junction

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Name and dates

Haymarket Central Junction (1884-)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Opened on the Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway.


This junction is west of Haymarket station and Haymarket East Junction. The junction opened with the Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway junction in 1884.

The signal box was replaced in 1894 during line alterations. The route from Saughton Junction to Edinburgh Waverley (and on to Portobello East Junction) was progressively quadrupled after the Forth Bridge opened.

The junction was slightly remodelled several times. In addition to the junction the box also controlled access to Haymarket Shed [2nd], Haymarket Coal Yard and Haymarket Goods.

In 1975 control was taken over by Haymarket Power Box.




10/09/1962Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
Portobello (Niddrie North Junction) to Morningside Road to Edinburgh (Haymarket Central Junction) closed to passengers.
10/09/1962Edinburgh and Dalkeith RailwayEdinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
Niddrie North Junction to Haymarket Central Junction via Duddingston Junction closed to passengers. Remains open for freight and diverted passenger trains.


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