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Musselburgh is a reasonably young station, but replaced an older one – it opened in 1988, some 24 years after the original station serving the town closed. It is situated on the North Berwick Line, which connects Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, and Ayr in the west to North Berwick and Dunbar in the east. Musselburgh station is one of two serving the town, alongside Wallyford to the east. Musselburgh High Street is on the eastern side of the River Esk, about a mile from the station. It has a good range of shops, restaurants and cafes, and leads to the town’s historic racecourse. The walk takes about half an hour, passing through residential streets, across Haugh Park, and along the river. There are also regular bus services linking the station to the High Street, as well as to the promenade and harbour to the west of the town centre. Directly south of the station is the campus of the Queen Margaret University.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Scottish Bookings only Proposal to alter hours
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces122
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Ramps to both platforms

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Musselburgh is an unstaffed station with ticket machines for purchase and collection. Each platform has its own entrance, with ramps for step-free access. Eastbound trains for North Berwick and Dunbar depart from platform 1. Trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayr depart from platform 2, where you will find the waiting room. Musselburgh has a car park with 122 spaces, and the closest bus stops for connections into town are on the Queen Margaret University campus.

Departures and arrivals from Musselburgh

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Musselburgh station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail18:16Late
to North BerwickScotRail18:231On time
to North BerwickScotRail18:531On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail18:542On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail19:362On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from North BerwickScotRail18:15Late
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail18:231On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail18:521On time
from North BerwickScotRail18:542On time
from North BerwickScotRail19:312On time
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