Crowds gather to watch the Flying Scotsman leave Waverley Station in 1964 (Photo: TSPL)

These 25 photos show the dramatic changes to Waverley station through the years

As plans for a major redevelopment of Waverley Station are revealed, we took a look at how the railway station has changed over the decades.

Opened in 1868 by North British Railway after three rival stations were demolished and replaced, Waverley has seen countless design changes and refurbishments over the decades. The new masterplan could see the old Victorian station building, which has been listed since 1991, demolished and a new, higher roof constructed to accommodate a new mezzanine floor. If approved, the plans could see the iconic glass roof, dome, and ramps disappear into the history books.

Sign writers get to work on new signs for the station as part of a clean-up in 1953.

5. Sign writers

Sign writers get to work on new signs for the station as part of a clean-up in 1953.
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In the Easter of 1960, the station was not as busy as in previous years which staff put down to colder than usual weather for the time of year.

6. Holiday travel

In the Easter of 1960, the station was not as busy as in previous years which staff put down to colder than usual weather for the time of year.
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Passengers queue for the holiday special train at Waverley Station during the Spring Holiday in April 1966.

7. Holiday specail

Passengers queue for the holiday special train at Waverley Station during the Spring Holiday in April 1966.
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The only way to find out if your train had been cancelled in 1964 was to read these blackboards with the days of electrical departure boards still decades away.

8. Notice board

The only way to find out if your train had been cancelled in 1964 was to read these blackboards with the days of electrical departure boards still decades away.
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