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Haymarket Railway Station


(Edinburgh Haymarket, Margadh an Fheòir)

Haymarket Station, Edinburgh
©2017 Gazetteer for Scotland

Haymarket Station, Edinburgh

Haymarket Station (Gael: Margadh an Fheòir) is located in west-central Edinburgh and is Scotland's eighth busiest station with more than 2 million passengers annually (2013). It was built 1840-42 as the terminus and head office of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. However, within four years trains were running through to what was to become Waverley Station and Haymarket took on a less important role. In 1866, the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway was taken over by the North British Railway. Haymarket took on a more important role as part of the Edinburgh Suburban Railway, which opened in 1884. The platforms were redesigned in 1894. The station modernised in the 1980s and subject to a £25-million refurbishment in 2010-13. Externally, Haymarket remains the oldest Scottish station in anything like its original state.

Now operated by ScotRail, Haymarket Station is staffed part-time. It is preceded by Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, 1¼ miles (2 km) to the east northeast, and followed by Edinburgh Park, 3¾ miles (6 km) to the west southwest, on the lines which run to Glasgow and Edinburgh Gateway Railway Station (4 miles (6.5 km) to the west) on the line to Fife.

The associated Haymarket Depot, located a half-mile (1 km) to the west southwest, maintains commuter trains which operate the Edinburgh - Glasgow Queen Street Service.


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