Waverley railway station is the principal station serving Edinburgh. It is the second busiest station in Scotland. In the past, it was a Motorail terminus and is now a shopping centre. It has two full-length platforms for terminating services of CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express.
Waverley Market is a shopping centre
Waverley Market is a shopping centre in Edinburgh. It has a wide variety of shops and restaurants that are worth visiting, and is located near the Waverley railway station. Its location makes it easy to access from the city centre, and offers a great range of goods at very affordable prices.
Originally, the Waverley Market was located under the North Bridge, but was moved closer to the railways. Its name was inspired by the Waverley Novels, a collection of novels by Sir Walter Scott in the early 1800s. A monument to Sir Walter Scott is located nearby. The market remained named as Waverley Market until the 1990s, when it was renamed Waverley Shopping Centre.
Waverley Market was opened in November 1984 and was officially opened by the Queen in July 1985. The market features a large food court and is home to many chain stores. Despite the long history of the market, many stores closed in the early 2000s, but it is still home to a wide variety of clothing stores, eateries, and recognizable chain stores.
Platforms 8 and 9 were used as a Motorail terminus
Prior to the 1960s and 80s rationalisation of Waverley railway station, the station was effectively a large island, with terminating and through platforms on either side. The construction of 3 new platforms led to the renaming of the old ones. The former Up Main through platforms are now one long platform face, with a crossover in the middle. The newer platforms face platform 11 and are located to the north of the existing ones.
In the post-war era, the railway station was the perfect location for Motorail services. Drivers from Dundee would load their cars in the railway station and drive up the ramps onto the double-decker trains. The railway station’s location meant that the service would operate as often as twice a week. In the early 1960s, the British Railways (BR) group formed the Motorail brand and opened special terminals at West London stations. The company’s services connected holiday destinations and major cities throughout Britain.
In 2008, Waverley railway station underwent an infrastructure upgrade, costing PS150 million, to increase its capacity and accessibility. In this renovation project, Blyth and Cunningham and Westland extended the station’s roof, which measures 375 feet by 1,240 feet.
Platforms 8 and 9 were extended as full length platforms to accommodate terminating CrossCountry and London North Eastern Railway services
Waverley railway station is one of London’s oldest railway stations. It was originally built in 1879 and has since been extensively refurbished and extended. The railway station has long been a busy terminus for London and its surrounding areas. It was once one of the busiest stations in Britain, with a capacity of more than one million passengers per day. The station is located on the West London Line and connects to many destinations.
Platforms 8 and 9 at Waverley are full length platforms which were converted from bay platforms to accommodate terminating CrossCountry and LNER services. The platforms are 15 inches above rail level.
Waverley railway station was redesigned in 1998. It now includes full length platforms and a new entrance on the west side. The station also has a new escalator. Its newest addition is a modern-day station building. It is situated between signals 448 and 454.
Platforms 8 and 9 were extended as full length platforms to accommodate terminating Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express services
Platforms 1 and 2 are no longer used for passenger services. The two former platforms are still used for cargo operations. Until recently, the former platform 1 was used for Royal Mail Parcelforce services. The old platform is no longer used, and it is now blocked up. Platform 8 is still used for local services. Its southern end is used for Network Rail offices.
These services also stop at Glasgow Waverley and Edinburgh Central railway stations. In addition, they serve Manchester Piccadilly and the new Manchester Airport railway station. This service uses Siemens Desiro class 185 units. Although passengers without advance reservations may find it difficult to find a seat at Manchester Piccadilly, they should have a better chance at Doncaster or Sheffield.
After the expansion of Waverley station, the railway station has improved the accessibility of the station. In 2008, the station underwent an infrastructure upgrade costing PS150m. This upgrade was designed to improve access and capacity at the station. The roof of the station was designed by Blyth and Cunningham and was extended in 1900. It measures 375ft long by 1,240ft wide.