Edinburgh Waverley railway station

Edinburgh Waverley or Waverley Station, the main station of Edinburgh, located in the city center in a narrow gap between the Old Town and the New Town parallel to Princes Street.


The station is located at the intersection of the East Coast Main Line and the Edinburgh branch of the West Coast Main Line. He is traveling on the railway companies Virgin Trains. First Transpennine Express, East Coast, First ScotRail and Cross Country.

From the East Waverley Station achieve the long-distance trains from England along the East Coast Main Line and the commuter trains from Newcraighall and North Berwick. By 1969, and probably after the reopening in 2015 were also the traits of the Waverley Line. From the west of the station gets some branching transport the West Coast Main Line - as direct long-distance trains from Aberdeen to Bournemouth or Manchester - as well as almost all traffic from Scotland, so by the Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street.


  • Edinburgh Waverley is one of 17 stations in the UK, operated by the infrastructure company Network Rail.
  • In addition, Edinburgh Waverley is the second most frequented railway station in Scotland. The busiest is Glasgow Central.
  • By area, it is behind the London Waterloo station is the second largest train station in the UK.
  • The name Waverley based on the title of the first novel by Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott success (1771-1832), " Waverley ", which is dedicated near the train station and the Scott Monument in Princes Street Gardens.
  • Next to the station, the five-star Balmoral Hotel is a clock tower, the clock is going always two minutes ( except on New Year's Eve ), so that the passengers do not miss their train.
  • At the west end of Edinburgh city center is located as a second remote station of the city of Edinburgh Haymarket Train Station.