Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Edinburgh, Leith Central Station

Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, Leith Central Station

Classification Railway Station (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Duke Street; Leith Walk; Easter Road

Canmore ID 68118

Site Number NT27NE 68

NGR NT 2705 7580

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27NE 68 2705 7580

For predecessor South Leith station (NT 2737 7656), see NT27NE 67

This impressive (and consistently under-used) station was built by the North British Rly opening in July 1903. It suffered a major fire in October 1937 and closed to regular passenger traffic on 7 April 1952, continuing in use as a diesel maintenance depot until 1972.

G Daniels and L Dench 1980; A J Mullay 1991

Leith Central Station, Leith Walk. 1898-1903.

J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.

This station was the terminal station of the Leith branch of the North British Rly. It was opened on 1 July 1903 and closed to regular passenger traffic on 7 April 1952.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 February 1999.

R V J Butt 1995.

Architecture Notes

NT27NE 68 2705 7580

Opened 1.7.1903, closed to passengers 7.4.1952.

For Former Offices to Leith Central Station (7-23 Leith Walk and 2-22 Duke Street) see NT27NE 229.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions