The Borders Railway :: Shared Description

The old Waverley Line, which closed in 1969, is being resurrected as the Borders Railway, going 30 miles from Edinburgh to Tweedbank [between Galashiels and Melrose], with 7 new stations, and using 90% of the former route. Full details and progress can be found at LinkExternal link ‎. Construction is scheduled to be completed by summer 2015, and the estimated cost, at 2012 prices, is £294 million. The project does not extend the route to the original destination at Carlisle.
The website says that test trains will run from June 2015, and it has been announced that the first passenger trains will run on 6 September 2015, with a grand opening. There are also plans for a 'steam train experience' and the possibility of the permanent exhibition of the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank Station to boost tourism and use of the line.
The line opened for passenger traffic on 6 September 2015, with an half-hourly service on weekdays and Saturdays, and an hourly service on Sundays, with a journey time of about 1 hour. It was officially opened by HM The Queen on 9 September 2015, on the day that she became the longest serving UK Monarch; she travelled from Edinburgh to Tweedbank on a train steam-hauled by the 'Union of South Africa', with a stop st Newtongrange to unveil a plaque.
by M J Richardson
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NT5135 : Borders Railway east of Galashiels by Stephen McKay
NT3169 : Shawfair station by Stephen Craven
NT3956 : The Borders Railway by M J Richardson
NT4445 : Bridge over Gala Water  at Galabank by Russel Wills
NT4544 : Stow Station by M J Richardson
NT3268 : Green light at Sheriffhall by M J Richardson
NT3959 : New bridge for Halflawkiln Road by M J Richardson
NT4054 : Looking north from Heriot by M J Richardson
NT4054 : New bridge and road at Heriot by M J Richardson
NT3271 : The Borders Railway at Whitehill by M J Richardson
NT3461 : Gorebridge station - secure planting by Stephen Craven
NT3364 : Just push a bit more! by M J Richardson
NT4544 : Railway cutting at Stow by M J Richardson
NT4348 : The Borders Railway near Fountainhall by M J Richardson
NT3461 : Gorebridge Station Yard by M J Richardson
NT3362 : Railway bridge on Povert Road by M J Richardson
NT4055 : The Gala Water just north of Heriot by M J Richardson
NT3267 : The Borders Railway by M J Richardson
NT3363 : Rebuilding a railway by M J Richardson
NT4544 : Pushing in the piling by M J Richardson
NT3267 : Borders Railway at Sheriffhall by M J Richardson
NT3364 : Just about there! by M J Richardson
NT3271 : Railway line sleepers and ties by M J Richardson
NT3362 : Povert Road bridge by M J Richardson
NT4054 : The Borders Railway at Heriot by M J Richardson

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Created: Wed, 18 Sep 2013, Updated: Wed, 9 Sep 2015

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