Scotland Street railway station

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Edinburgh Scotland Street
A plaque marking the north end of the Scotland Street Tunnel.
General information
Location Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Other information
Original company Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Key dates
31 August 1842Opened
22 May 1868Closed [1]

Scotland Street Station was a railway station which stood in a cutting at the north end of Scotland Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. First opened as Canonmills by the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway, Scotland Street stood at the southern end of Scotland Street Tunnel that linked the city centre under the New Town to Canal Street. [2] The trains that used the station were rope hauled by stationary steam engine.

The site of the station is now part of a public park.

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  1. Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales – a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 170. OCLC   931112387.
  2. "Scotland Street Tunnel – Subterranea Britannica".
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Edinburgh, Leith and Granton Railway
  Canal Street
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 55°57′39″N3°11′44″W / 55.96083°N 3.19556°W / 55.96083; -3.19556