Haymarket railway station

Haymarket Railway Station

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For the Tyne and Wear Metro see Haymarket Metro station.

Haymarket railway station is in Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland. It is Edinburgh's second largest station after Waverley, a major commuter and long-distance destination, located quite centrally near the West End. Trains from the station serve much of Scotland west and north of Edinburgh (including Fife and Glasgow), and local lines to the east, and the trunk route down the east coast of England.


The station opened in 1842 as the original terminus of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, before the line was extended in 1846 through the Haymarket tunnels and Princes Street Gardens to what is now Waverley station. Its name has always been just 'Haymarket', as opposed to 'Edinburgh Haymarket' - although this designation is still erroneously used in timetables by some companies.

In 1989 the south tunnel was electrified and Platform 1 was extended as part of the East Coast electrification project to allow through electric trains from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central, and from Edinburgh Waverley to the West Coast Main Line. In 2011 in conjunction with the Airdrie to Bathgate project the North Tunnel was also electrified.

Current station and usage

The station has four through platforms and, since December 2006, one bay platform on the north side of the station. As a general rule, trains to/from stations across the Forth Bridge make use of Platforms 1 and 2 (the non-electrified lines on the...
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