Edinburgh Gateway Railway Station

(Edinburgh Gateway)

A transport interchange at Gogar in the W of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Gateway lies next to the Gogar Roundabout, 5 miles (8 km) west of the city centre. It provides a connection between the East Coast Main Line railway and the Edinburgh Tram Line, improving the accessibility of Edinburgh Airport for those travelling to and from the north.

The £41 million glass and steel structure was designed by Glasgow-based IDP Architects, and was built by Balfour Beatty and Lakesmere. It was opened by the Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf on the 9th December 2016 and provides a direct connection to Perth, Dundee, Inverness and Fife.

The station comprises two 265-m / 869-foot long platforms, capable of handling 10-car trains, and 1500 sq. m (16,146 sq. feet) of concourse space, together with connecting stairways, escalators and lifts. An underpass running beneath the A8 road provides pedestrian access to the Gyle Shopping Centre. There is also a car park and over 100 bicycle spaces.

Built as part of the Scottish Government's Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), construction began in 2014, shortly after the opening of the Edinburgh Tram Line. The work was funded by Transport Scotland and delivered by Network Rail as project managers.

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