Seafield Road Junction

Location type


Names and dates

Seafield Road Junction (1916-1929)
Seafield Road Junction (1941-1966)

Opened on the Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway).
Opened on the Lothian Lines (North British Railway).


This junction was at the south end of the Caledonian Railway's Seafield Viaduct which crossed Seafield Road and the east end of the North British Railway's Seafield Yard by Seafield Junction [NB].

The junction was between the Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway) and one of the Lothian Lines (North British Railway) running from Meadows Junction at the west end of Meadows Yard.

Both lines were double track. The signal box, opened in 1916, was in the 'V' of the junction. It was Caledonian Railway owned.

The junction gave the NBR access to the Caledonian's Seafield Yard and their Seafield Shed [CR].

In 1917 the line to Newhaven Junction was singled.

The junction fell out of use between 1929 and 1941, when the line to Meadows Junction was out of use. The signal box closed in 1929. The Meadows Junction line reopened in 1941 (the box may re-opened too).

The junction closed in 1966 when the Seafield Viaduct line was lifted and viaduct removed. The line approaching from Meadow Yard was altered to run to Leith East Goods which kept that depot open. For subsequent railway history see Seafield Junction [CR].

The site is now a small area of parkland.



External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


31/12/1973Leith New Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Leith East Goods, last section of the line, closed. (Latterly accessed from North British Railway lines via Seafield Road Junction).


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Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

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