The History of Leith

August 13, 2012

The railway terminus and Waverley Bridge

By the railway terminus and Waverley Bridge. The
former extends eastward under the North Bridge,
and occupies a great space, including the sites on
which stood old streets, two churches, and two
hospitals, which we have already described, a
public market, and superseding the original
termini, but retaining some of the works pertaining
to the Edinburgh and Glasgow, the North
British, and the Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee
Railways. Between 1869 and 1873 it underwent I
extensive reconstruction and much enlargement.
It has a pedestrian access, about twelve feet wide,
from the north-east corner of the Green Market. :
and a spacious carriage-way round the western
side of that market and from the Old Town by the j
Waverley Bridge, and serves for the entire North j
British system, with pleasant and sheltered accom-
modation for the arrival and departure of trains.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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