|Location|| Newington, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh |
|Original company||Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1 December 1884||Opened|
|10 September 1962||Station closed to passengers|
Coordinates: 55°55′52″N3°10′22″W / 55.9310°N 3.1727°W
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|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
| Duddingston & Craigmillar |
Line open, station closed
| North British Railway |
Edinburgh Suburban Line
| Blackford Hill |
Line open, station closed
and Southside Junction Railway