NT4639 : Gala Water

taken 6 years ago, near to Bowland, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Gala Water
Gala Water
Mains Hill 354m in the distance.
Borders Railway runs across the picture.
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
Saturday, 27 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4602 3952 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:38.7725N 2:51.5544W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4610 3966
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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