Opened: 8th December, 2003.
Edinburgh Park Station is situated in the west of Edinburgh and serves Edinburgh Park industrial estate and Hermiston Gait shopping centre. The station opened on 8th December, 2003, and it is the first intermediate station between Haymarket and Linlithgow since the closure of Ratho and Philipstoun Stations on 18th June, 1951. The station has two platforms linked by a large covered footbridge, which is accessible by either stairs or a lift. There is also a pedestrian underpass just outside the station, accessible from both platforms. Tickets are available from two ticket machines. The line through Edinburgh Park station was electrified using 25kV AC overhead catenary in October 2010 as part of the Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link project. The first tram, under test and without passengers, called at the adjacent Edinburgh Park tram stop on 8th October, 2013. When the tram stop, along with the entire route from Edinburgh Airport to York Place, opened at the end of May 2014, the station becoming a fully-staffed rail/tram interchange. Ticket barriers came into use at the station on 25th March, 2015.Wikipedia page
Seen just after sunrise on the freezing cold morning of 3rd December, 1966, ex-LNER Class B1 4-6-0 No. 61278 heads the British Rail (Scottish Region) Last B1 Loco Excursion westwards along the Edinburgh & Glasgow main line. This railtour travelled via Bathgate, Airdrie and the Glasgow & South Western main line to Carlisle Kingmoor, and returned to Edinburgh via the Waverley Route. The landscape at this location has changed drastically over the past fifty years: the near side of the line is now occupied by Bankhead Drive and Hermiston Gait shopping centre while on the far side is Edinburgh Park industrial estate, and the train is approaching the site of the present day Edinburgh Park Station. Full details of the railtour can be found here. [Brian Flannigan]( Collapse )