UPDATE #2! For those who attend the event a profile badge has been designed by The SideTracked Team simply copy and paste the following HTML onto your online profile: < a href="http://sidetrackedseries.info/badges/events/GC787WW.php"> < img src="http://img.sidetrackedseries.info/badges/events/GC787WW-sm.jpg" alt="I attended Edinburgh Waverly - GC787WW"/> < /a >
UPDATE! Thanks to those who have already shown their interest in attending the event! We had somehow neglected to remember that this coincides with a rather larger event, the Edinburgh Fringe Festval! As such it may well be considerably busier than expected for a Thursday evening so please take this into consideration, but the event will go on!
In addition people have shown interest in the anniversary geocoins that will be released to coincide with the event. If anyone is interested in these could you please look and let me know before the 15/07/17 (sorry for the short notice) so that I can order them. There are three that you can choose from RE (Black Nickel), Passenger Edition (Bronze) and Train Driver Edition (Silver) (there is also a gold edition however they are heavily limited and I won’t be able to provide them). Each coin is £9. Please DO NOT ask for a coin if you think you might change your mind or not attend.
With it being a spoons food and drink will be purchasable! In an ideal world there will be tables and seating available however please bare in mind that this coincides with Edinburgh Fringe so it could be very busy (we'll try and make ourselves as obvious as possible)! A digital souvenir will also be available to attendees.
Waverley Station (aka "Edinburgh Waverley" on train timetables or referred to by locals as just "Waverley") is Edinburgh's main train station, and at 25acres it is the largest mainline station outside of London. It is one of Edinburgh's two main central stations, the other being Haymarket Station, located under a mile and a half west of Waverley.
Waverley Station is located in a trench at the meeting point of Edinburgh's historic New Town and Old Town. Waverley's entrances are at Princes Street to the North, Market Street to the South and to the West Waverley Bridge (adjacent to East Princes Street Gardens). The three-span North bridge rises up above Waverley to the North.
Waverley has 18 platforms in use, with around 30,000 passengers a day passing through the station.
The station was originally developed in 1854 when the North British Railway Company joined three existing railway stations on adjacent sites together. It was expanded in the 1890s to handle increased traffic after the opening of the Forth Rail Bridge.
Waverley is now operated by Network Rail.