Edinburgh Waverley railway station

Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station

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Edinburgh Waverley railway station (referred to by National Rail simply as Edinburgh—the station is referred to in all timetables as just Edinburgh but the address listed is for Waverley Station, Edinburgh. but also commonly called Waverley) is the main railway station in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. Covering an area of over 25 acres (101,000 m²) in the centre of the city, it is the second-largest main line railway station in the United Kingdom in terms of area, the largest being . It is the northern terminus of the East Coast Main Line, and the terminus of the Edinburgh branch of the West Coast Main Line.

Waverley is the second-busiest railway station in Scotland, with only Glasgow Central handling more passengers. According to Network Rail, which manages the station, over 19.2 million people use it annually.

Location

It is in a steep, narrow valley between the medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town. Princes Street, the premier shopping street, runs along one side. The valley is bridged by the 1897 North Bridge, a three-span iron and steel bridge, which passes high above the station's eastern section, and Waverley Bridge, which, by means of ramps, affords one of the main entrances to the station. The valley was formerly filled by a freshwater loch, the Nor Loch, drained in the early 19th century.

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With the growth of the city and the...
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