NT3267 : Construction site entrance

taken 4 years ago, near to Eskbank, Midlothian, Great Britain

Construction site entrance
Construction site entrance
An access point for the Borders Railway contractors at Sheriffhall.
The Borders Railway
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.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Railways  Construction, Development  Woodland, Forest 
Railway (from Tags)
Borders Railway 
Place (from Tags)
Dalkeith  Midlothian 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3213 6774 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.8786N 3:5.2158W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 3207 6774
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Sheriffhall  Waverley Line at Sheriffhall 

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