Gogar Station

Discussion in 'Infrastructure & Stations' started by najaB, 7 May 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

    Messages:
    15,410
    Joined:
    28 Aug 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    I may have missed it in another thread, but just passed the site of the future Edinburgh International Gateway station and noticed that the platform faces have started going in. A few new signal bases between Dalmeny and South Gyle as well. I may be that way again tomorrow, will try to get a few photos if possible.
     
  2. mcmad

    mcmad Member

    Messages:
    165
    Joined:
    11 Mar 2015
    I'd hope there was more than just a couple of bases in for the upgraded signalling out to Inverkeithing as its due to be commissioned in a few weeks.
     
  3. Railsigns

    Railsigns Established Member

    Messages:
    1,599
    Joined:
    15 Feb 2010
    When I passed that way two weeks ago, it looked as if the new signals were all installed, with their hinged posts folded down.
     
  4. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

    Messages:
    15,410
    Joined:
    28 Aug 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    I wasn't sure exactly how many there were as I was in a passing train and I only actually saw three or four of them. It did look like signals which were folded down but I didn't want to state for sure that is what they were.
     
  5. route:oxford

    route:oxford Established Member

    Messages:
    4,224
    Joined:
    1 Nov 2008
    This will be a major bonus for Fifers planning on using Edinburgh Airport.

    No long suffering the irritation of sweeping within sight of it on the train knowing that it will be around an hour before you see it again.

    I wonder if this will change the viability of the buses though.
     
  6. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

    Messages:
    15,410
    Joined:
    28 Aug 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    Not just Fifers - when I'm travelling home from Edinburgh Airport I have to head all the way into Haymarket to pass the airport again heading north.
    I suspect the 747 will stop serving Inverkeithing station, but since it serves both Ferrytoll and Halbeath park and rides it will probably continue to run.
     
  7. route:oxford

    route:oxford Established Member

    Messages:
    4,224
    Joined:
    1 Nov 2008
    You'll love it.

    On Monday I arrived at Stirling station at 12:30, bought my train ticket, took the service to Edinburgh Park, bought my tram ticket and was through security and in the departure lounge at 13:50.

    It makes such a difference from the pre-tram days - trailing all the way to Haymarket, then being thrown about on the aggressively driven Airport bus on a pot-holed road as it bounces its way along Corstorphine Road etc - usually arriving at the airport around 90 minutes after first passing it.

    I just hope Gogar station is a better interchange option than Edinburgh Park. Bitterly cold, practically no shelter for the 15 minutes you might be waiting for a tram and no customer loos at this major international interchange station.
     
  8. railjock

    railjock Member

    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    30 Jun 2012
    How is it going to work with South Gyle station being so close?
     
  9. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

    Messages:
    15,410
    Joined:
    28 Aug 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    Since the fast trains don't stop at Inverkeithing these days, if they stop at Gogar they'll be more or less back to the old timetable with one stop between Haymarket and Kirkaldy. My layman's guess is that the stoppers won't be hurt by an additional stop, if they are then they can alternate between stopping at South Gyle and Gogar.
     
  10. QueensCurve

    QueensCurve Established Member

    Messages:
    1,532
    Joined:
    22 Dec 2014
    Do 747s not touch down on the runway?:D
     
  11. najaB

    najaB Veteran Member

    Messages:
    15,410
    Joined:
    28 Aug 2011
    Location:
    Scotland
    LOL... well played. Though, to be pedantic, no 747s serve Edinburgh currently. For full disclosure, it was the Jet 747 bus route I was referring to.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page