Saughton

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Corstorphine [1st] (1842-1902)
Saughton (1902-1921)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Forth Bridge Connecting Lines (North British Railway).
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Description

This was a four platform station on raised embankments to the east side of Saughton Road in western Edinburgh.

There were two platforms on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and two platforms on the Forth Bridge railway route. The platforms were accessed by subways off Saughton Road. There were station buildings on the platform to either side and central shared platform.

It was the station for Corstorphine, although a bit distant, until the opening of the branch to the town. The town is to the north. The station opened before the Forth Bridge, the two platforms on that line being added when the approach line opened.

There were goods yard to the north and south of the railways at the station. The north yard was greatly enlarged with further sidings laid out to the north. The goods sidings remained open after closure to passengers.

East from the former station the railway is quadruple track to Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley.

Little remains of the passenger station, except bricked up subway entrances at Saughton Road. Saughton [Tram] tram stop is just to the south.

Tags

Station junction sidings

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
03/05/2019




Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian