Haymarket Railway Station, Edinburgh, with electric Scotrail Train at platform 3, Scotland, EH12 5EY - Margadh an Fheòir
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:4284 x 3324 px | 36.3 x 28.1 cm | 14.3 x 11.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:21 January 2020
Location:Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH12 5EY
Haymarket railway station is the second largest railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland, after Waverley railway station. The station serves as a major commuter and long-distance destination, located near the city centre, in the West End. Trains from the station serve much of Scotland, including Fife and Glasgow, as well as suburban lines to the east, and the East Coast Main Line through to London King's Cross. It is the seventh busiest railway station in Scotland During 1842, Haymarket railway station was opened as the original terminus of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway. The station represented the launch of a new age of travelling opportunities to the Scottish capital, being the first intercity route to be built and offering a previously unheard of journey time of two and a half hours between Scotland's two largest cities. Reportedly, early passenger numbers were far in excess of any expectations held during the line's construction, having topped one million by 1846. Due to backlash from the Church of Scotland, the early practice of running Sunday trains was suspended During 1983, British Rail performed some alterations to the station; Haymarket's original train shed was demolished while its footbridge was replaced by a smaller counterpart and new platform canopies were installed Under EGIP, £25 million was allocated for the redevelopment of Haymarket Station. The station's new design was developed by a multi- discipline team, headed by the Halcrow Group, the work's lead consultant; IDP Architects designed much of the programme's architectural aspects, while SVM Glasgow provided mechanical and electrical engineering support. Factors which had to be taken into account included the booking office's category A listed building, its prominent location in the city, and newly-developed tram network Edinburgh Trams that was to be incorporated in the station's role as a transport hub. During December 2011, construction company Morgan Sindall Group were awarded the £25