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Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station (EDB)

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Waverley Station, Edinburgh
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  • Carole L.
    "Well worth joining Scotrail advance"(5 Tips)
    DC
    "new Waverley Steps escalators"(6 Tips)
    DC
    "also now lift access from mezzanine to Princes Street level."(4 Tips)
    Çiğdem B.
    "Fabulous railway station where tea, coffee and food, comfortable for..."(2 Tips)
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  • Ian
    IanSeptember 6
    Been here 50+ times
    The contract staff who undertake ticket checks for ScotRail could do with a lesson in customer care and the rules appertaining to railway ticketing
  • Katie F.
    Katie FarquharJuly 5
    Been here 10+ times
    Chaotic. They need to announce the train platforms earlier!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PMay 14
    Confusing layout. Mediocre shopping. Nice building.
  • Çiğdem B.
    Fabulous railway station where tea, coffee and food, comfortable for waiting and near the city
  • Supara W.
    Supara WuOctober 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you travel in a group of 3-5, buy group ticket! It's extremely cheaper!!!!
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KirklenOctober 18, 2016
    Quite the hustle and bustle here. Head upstairs to the market and grab a snack for the train.
  • James S.
    James StaffordOctober 4, 2016
    I come through to here to either spend the day in Edinburgh or a change over to Glasgow
  • Edgar E.
    Edgar EstevesAugust 18, 2016
    Central location and easy to navigate. Shops are expensive but Waverley mall has a bunch of food options when you're in a hurry.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HallierAugust 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The layout can be very confusing especially when it's busy. Look up a station map and departure boards online if you need to make a connection.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungApril 26, 2016
    Ames of a station with little care for passengers info. Sad.
  • Prashanth G.
    Prashanth GopinathNovember 24, 2015
    The market street exit has good options for food if you can climb up the stairs to high street
  • George N.
    George NicholsonNovember 18, 2015
    #traindelay :( awaiting crew from Southern train - probs earlier down at Newark
  • John R.
    John ReidSeptember 13, 2015
    You simply MUST try the trains!
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongSeptember 7, 2015
    Really good selection of shops. Fun fact: it's the second largest station in the UK!
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LAugust 13, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid Virgin Trains East Coast if you can. OH WAIT THEY HAVE A MONOPOLY. Definitely don't pay for first class, it's rubbish since they clearly cut as many corners as they could.
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerMay 18, 2015
    Jonathan Phang took the luxury train, Belmond Royal Scotsman, from here to the highlands of Scotland.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MacdonaldMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The pasty shop next to platform 2 is great if you need a decent breakfast on the go.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HarrisonMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the food stands abd visit Boots or M&S for meal deals
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AlmowaizriFebruary 25, 2015
    Staff are so friendly and helpful
  • Mustafa S.
    Mustafa SevinçFebruary 3, 2015
    The main sitation of the city. Free wi-fi. Castle is 10 minutes away by walking. Waiting room is warmer than outside. Finding a socket to charge phones is not easy. Charge them at the train.
  • Jaimie M.
    Jaimie McGuireJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cold cold cold. And the taxi rank is now outside the station and is a joke
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerDecember 28, 2014
    Many good food options if you get to the station early.
  • Dayna M.
    Dayna McAlpineDecember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chilled out station, brilliant links. Be sure to buy tickets in advance.
  • Clive S.
    Clive SinclairNovember 29, 2014
    Good range of shops and places to get food and drinks while waiting for trains.
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TannerSeptember 26, 2014
    Surprisingly big. Get here early to get oriented & get to your track. 1st class lounge was nice but departure screen only gave us 15 minutes to catch our train when it popped up. Still, been to worse.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CumminsSeptember 26, 2014
    Conduit to the ryder cup
  • lajaaa
    lajaaaSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    On the go to Glasgow
  • Brian L.
    Brian LaVigneSeptember 16, 2014
    A good way to get around if you don't want to drive
  • Tino M.
    Tino MasayaSeptember 15, 2014
    navigating this train station is ridiculously hard! It took me 15 minutes to locate platform 16! Too many stairs, escalators and the like only make it even more confusing!!!
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 20, 2014
    Gorgeous station.
  • Tadas
    TadasAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a meal deal from Boots for £3.29. Depending on what you choose you might end up getting £6 worth of stuff
  • Gwestella
    GwestellaAugust 7, 2014
    Majestic building just outside of the train station.
  • Derek S.
    Derek ScottJune 12, 2014
    Free ScotRail wifi !!
  • Nicolo W.
    Nicolo WeissApril 20, 2014
    Need more chairs and benches
  • Nicolo W.
    Nicolo WeissApril 20, 2014
    Upper crust very good food, doesn't taste like plastic or chemical
  • Nicolo W.
    Nicolo WeissApril 20, 2014
    A bit of a mess to go around the station, too many instructions on how to get to a platform. Need one big screen next to the time table to show the platform.
  • Cory C.
    Cory CoupeApril 19, 2014
    Busy station but in great location!
  • Batman G.
    Batman GoldJanuary 31, 2014
    It's very cold
  • Kis V.
    Kis VorosJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    No shops open before 5:30 except for two coffee kiosks, so if you're up for an early start, make sure you bag your morning meal elswhere.
  • David H.
    David HallNovember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Trains in chaos. Overhead line problems.
  • Carole L.
    Carole LeslieOctober 30, 2013
    Well worth joining Scotrail advance - free entry to first class lounge no matter what ticket you have. Wifi, tea, coffee, clean toilets and much more comfortable for waiting.
  • Janneke B.
    Janneke BoekhorstOctober 23, 2013
    The're toilets at platform 3
  • Marian C.
    Marian CraigOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It is not unusual for the Glasgow Queen Street train to arrive a minute before it's due to depart back to Glasgow. And it will - make sure you're on the platform!
  • jools S.
    jools StoneOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here to catch trains to other places.
  • Jaye R.
    Jaye Richards-HillSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A busy place where most folks have no manners :-(
  • John F.
    John FoxSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    30p for a pee! Make sure you get your 30x money's worth if you part with the Queen's coinage! 💷
  • British Transport P.
    On 3 April 1917 William Slater was sentenced to four months in jail for stealing a portmanteau from Edinburgh Waverley. Even today, it’s worth keeping an eye on your luggage. Read more
  • Mart W.
    Mart WAugust 28, 2013
    Lots of beggars sat outside station on the entrances.
  • David J.
    David JonesAugust 15, 2013
    Don't even think about taking a PARROT on the train - you'll regret it!
  • Marjorie S.
    Marjorie ScottJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    30p to use toilets!
  • Vera
    VeraJune 20, 2013
    I feel like crying sitting here and waiting for the train. Edinburgh i don't wanna leave you. Scotland, i love you❤
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellMay 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Rose Street drinking establishments worth a visit
  • Promote Your E.
    Promote Your EventMay 18, 2013
    Could do with better numbering of the platforms
  • Nastya L.
    Nastya LvovskayaMay 16, 2013
    Has a luggage storage close to platform 2
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellMay 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great city well worth a visit
  • Sam M.
    Sam MacleodMay 3, 2013
    Fabulous railway station. I like the way that nothing is accurately sign posted. If you take the stairs to princes street though you'll get one hell of a great view
  • Jean T.
    Jean ThompsonApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Why is this station not called by its proper name? It's Edinburgh Waverley Station.
  • Helen B.
    Helen BlakeApril 11, 2013
    Have 30 pence in change ready if you need the loo.....
  • Shabs
    ShabsApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For once all the escalators are working!
  • Ellen C.
    Ellen Conlin-MainApril 4, 2013
    Start of our girly day out!!
  • Steven P.
    Steven ParkesMarch 10, 2013
    Waverley Steps are now open!
  • Bruce G.
    Bruce GilmourFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Waverley is the second largest station (by area) after Waterloo, just in case you care about these things :-)
  • Chaz C.
    Chaz CouplandJanuary 24, 2013
    What the heck you doing there .......???
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob StraussJanuary 1, 2013
    Leave your phone and wallet in the bathroom, forget about them, and give yourself a good scare.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McKayDecember 13, 2012
    It is advisable not to step onto the track when a train is coming.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FitchDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Costa coffee in the ticket hall is now shut... WHY..?
  • Satya J.
    Satya JayantyNovember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just be patient with new changes to the platform and soon it will be shiny enough ... If U got lots of luggage lifts are best to stroll around. :)
  • craig j.
    craig jamiesonNovember 14, 2012
    Building site, leave plenty time to find your platform.
  • Kenny M.
    Kenny MacPhersonNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    With @CostaCoffee closed in the foyer, head up Waverley steps for an amazing @RazzoCoffee instead! #bestcoffee in the neighbourhood
  • Roger E.
    Roger EdwardsNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rude arrogant jobsworth ScotRail staff, droning automated announcements (Wet weather makes surfaces slippery? Really? Well I never!) and building work that's been going on for years. A hell hole.
  • Jennie S.
    Jennie StampOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty hard to find porridge, but Caffe Nero have some
  • DC
    DCAugust 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Not only have Waverley Steps re-opened, with escalators, there's also now lift access from mezzanine to Princes Street level.
  • James
    JamesAugust 16, 2012
    Spot the owl
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AbourbihAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Those "Keep Left" signs are not a suggestion.
  • YASIR S.
    YASIR SHAHIDAugust 8, 2012
    Stand clear of the doors and please remember to take all your belongings with you. Mind the Gap.
  • Noel P.
    Noel PettyAugust 8, 2012
    This station is a mess at the moment and not easy to find yourself around. However the building works should hopefully produce something much better!
  • Paolo L.
    Paolo LimJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be mindful... renovation is still going-on. So the sights in it may not be the best.
  • Angus D.
    Angus DuncanJune 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    In the middle of major works to make it less like a dungeon. Should be epic when it's done.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JordanJune 13, 2012
    If you see a scotrail staff member. Smack em if they start yapping "you have to pay full fare on the train" it's complete lies and they are encouraged to lie to increase turnover.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmithMay 31, 2012
    Waverly steps back open but main area is a messand very slipping when wet.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HawleyMay 28, 2012
    If you're on time and completely relaxed, this is where you go to ensure you're late and stressed.
  • Jasper N.
    Jasper NMay 28, 2012
    Forget the rip off left luggage. Go to the bus station closeby for really cheap self-service lockers instead
  • Alan B.
    Alan BatesMay 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here for the trains, stay for the cancellations.
  • Bekajan M.
    Bekajan MacQuarrieMay 11, 2012
    Waiting the train to move on!
  • David L.
    David LoudonMay 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Wear a coat, it's freezing, even in May.
  • Dei H.
    Dei Harley-BarnesMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy your drinks and snacks from Boots, it's the cheapest place in the station.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New stairs and escalator open from Princes Street. Covered too!
  • DC
    DCMay 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The new Waverley Steps escalators are open - a big improvement when exiting to Princes Street.
  • Alastair C.
    Alastair CruickshankMay 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Waverley Steps now open with new escalators installed.
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KingApril 27, 2012
    This station is an absolute maze!
  • Christopher
    ChristopherApril 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Wakerley steps are open again with added escalators.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SimpsonApril 16, 2012
    Jenners Department store (opposite station) has free city guides with tourist maps of the city center (top floor near the café), better than paying £2.50 for the ones in the Tourist Information.
  • Hugh D.
    Hugh DavidApril 14, 2012
    Toilets now cost 30p to use, so having change is useful. However, more shops now including a Whistle Stop & Costa, so making change if you don't want to use the change machine is easy.
  • Ron M.
    Ron MundyApril 11, 2012
    Mind the friggin gap!! It's nearly as wide as my ex wife!!
  • James M.
    James MartinApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Platform 19 isn't that easy to find particularly with all the works going on just now.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FitchMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Mind the gap at Platform 2 - it's more like a huge gaping chasm...!
  • David L.
    David LoudonMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    It's getting harder and harder to find your way into the station with the building works going on.
  • Angus D.
    Angus DuncanMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Currently undergoing major refurbishment work - should be less rabbit warren-like by the summer
  • Angus D.
    Angus DuncanMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a bite card for free - save 20% on most food
  • Adam s.
    Adam shepherdMarch 22, 2012
    Don't pay 30 p wait till your on the train toilets for FREE
  • Zoey C.
    Zoey ColquhounMarch 17, 2012
    Waverly Steps are open again! :) Snazzy I must say.. Escalators and all...
  • Simon H.
    Simon HarrisonMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask a team member about bite card. They're free and save you 20% off at Uppercrust, Millie's cookies, pasty shop and the Bar.
  • Jim W.
    Jim WolffFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bagel and Marmite £1.50 at the Bagel Shop. Perfect breakfast.
  • Jeenal D.
    Jeenal DaveFebruary 4, 2012
    Station no 2 was difficult to find
  • Sean G.
    Sean GDecember 31, 2011
    Two paracetamol and a pint of eau minerale before you hit the sack
  • Paula H.
    Paula HolmesDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free orange juice outside the station today :p
  • Mark W.
    Mark WallaceDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Want to avoid paying 30p for the toilet? Just ask them if they have change of a £5/£10 note. They always just let you in for free as the change machines just take coins. Don't do this often though!
  • Lesley G.
    Lesley GracieDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Entrance from Jeffrey St a confusing shambles...
  • Graeme M.
    Graeme McAllisterNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the pile of vomit outside the cookie stand
  • Martin D.
    Martin DowsonNovember 6, 2011
    Catching the sleeper to London gives you a full evening at home, a full nights sleep and gets you into London before 7am. Travel 1st class to get acces to showers at other end!
  • Angus D.
    Angus DuncanOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    We will shortly arrive at Edinburgh Waverley. Please ensure you have all your possessions with you. Do not attempt to open any doors until the train has come to a stand and the door unlocked light...
  • Aizat K.
    Aizat KOctober 21, 2011
    Too many construction works here
  • Stuart R.
    Stuart RoseOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    30p for a pish!
  • Kathryn Louise G.
    Kathryn Louise GeelsOctober 13, 2011
    Avoid wearing mustard coloured tights in Edinburgh. People give very strange looks. Get over it people!
  • Carebear
    CarebearOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to be adventurous,come here on a sunday&you can take a coach instead of a train! What's the point of a TRAIN station
  • Anna L.
    Anna LuptonSeptember 28, 2011
    You need a taxi at the station as it is very hilly all round if you have a lot of bags to carry
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PryceSeptember 24, 2011
    The bagel kiosk is great - I recommend the sweet chilli grilled cheese with tuna
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PryceSeptember 24, 2011
    Currently undergoing major work. Get here with 5 mins extra to figure out how to navigate to your platform.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BerrieSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy ur drinks from Boots - they are up to 70p cheaper than at WHSmith
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GrantSeptember 8, 2011
    Great place to meet Scottish people look for hairy knuckles and coconut lips lol ...
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AngAugust 8, 2011
    Plagued by long queue at the cash machines outside the travel centre? There are two more tucked away beside Cafe Nero.
  • James N.
    James NewlynAugust 8, 2011
    While they're renovating, the Prince's St stairs are closed. Use the lift via the mall.
  • David D.
    David DignanJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One ninety five for a wee bottle of urn bru... You are having a laugh.
  • Ridzwan Nazari
    Ridzwan NazariJuly 1, 2011
    Hidup Melayu!
  • Claire D.
    Claire DollinJune 8, 2011
    Total mess of platform numbers! Good luck to anyone else trying to make a connection in 10 mins or less.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FitchJune 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    They are renovating the station and have made *such* a fantastic mess of Waverley... Get here early, there are dead ends and wrong signs everywhere...
  • Todd C.
    Todd ChristensenJune 4, 2011
    If you are on your way to Glasgow Queen Street, get food here and visit a cash machine, the station in Gasgow SUCKS and has nothing of value in the vicinity.
  • Curro P.
    The lady at the toilets is so "gentle" No change to get into the toilets that cost 30p
  • Mark S.
    Mark SandlandApril 26, 2011
    Such a long walk from platform 2 from South to platform 12 for Glasgow. If you don't rush you'll miss your connection. Also have ticket ready as need it for barriers before you can get on the train.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HoodApril 10, 2011
    Avoid here!
  • Joe H.
    Joe HughesMarch 27, 2011
    If you want one last glimpse of lovely Edinburgh, hang out on platform 8/9
  • Michael W.
    Michael WhelanMarch 10, 2011
    Stand clear of the doors and please remember to take all your belongings with you. Mind the Gap.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MaguireFebruary 20, 2011
    City Cabs Edinburgh now have an iPhone app - handy!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WhyteDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If there are no cabs, or a large queue, walk up the ramp to waverley bridge - there is a taxi rank there and some cab companies can't go into the station itself.
  • Martin P.
    Martin ProvanNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to buy your ticket before you board! Otherwise you will not get through the automatic gates!
  • OneUK
    OneUKSeptember 20, 2010
    You know what's good in a place like this? Boots meal deal, a costa mocha or perhaps an upper crust whilkshire ham and cheddar sanny! If you are getting picked up, out back under the bridge is the pl
  • Lindsay P.
    Lindsay PaulSeptember 10, 2010
    Go to cafe Nero. Just got served off a lovely blonde haired guy with glasses. 5 star service!
  • Elric H.
    Elric HonoreAugust 25, 2010
    The best part is going up the waverley steps and stopping halfway for a pint
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart MacLeanAugust 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need a taxi & the rank is busy - Phone Festival Private Hire Cars on 0131 552 1777 - great service, cheaper than a Black Cab
  • Tanveer I.
    Tanveer InamdarJune 15, 2010
    Do not park in the station car park its over-priced
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart McLaughlinApril 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a railway station - go here to get a train. Not so awesome.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LambMarch 31, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Come here for train delays and cancellations
  • Rob
    RobFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Head up cockburn st. To the clamshell chippy on the mile. Battered pizza... Lovely!!
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Platform 18 is hidden. Walk up past platform 17 and you will find it tucked away.
  • Paolo A.
    Paolo AOctober 3
    Stazione principale di Edimburgo... abbastanza confusionaria per chi non la conosce bene...
  • Vale H.
    Vale HamdenApril 5, 2015
    Los trenes a Londres salen cada media hora! Sacar ticket off peak y se toman el que quieran! 👍
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Единственный в мире вокзал, носящий имя литературного героя
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