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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NT3265 : Hardengreen Roundabout [7] by M J Richardson
NT5234 : The train arriving at Platform 1.... by M J Richardson
NT4540 : Freightliner 66614 by M J Richardson
NT4348 : Bridge over the Waverley Line by M J Richardson
NT4936 : The Borders Railway in Galashiels by M J Richardson
NT3265 : The Royal Train crosses Hardengreen Roundabout by M J Richardson
NT3169 : Waiting to depart for Edinburgh by M J Richardson
NT4545 : Plantation at Killochyett by M J Richardson
NT5135 : Redbridge Viaduct by Stephen McKay
NT3957 : Track from Cowbraehill to the B6367 by M J Richardson
NT3268 : Contractor's compound at Sheriffhall by M J Richardson
NT3267 : The Borders Railway at Sheriffhall by M J Richardson
NT5234 : Eildon View at Tweedbank by M J Richardson
NT3169 : Shawfair Station under construction by M J Richardson
NT3271 : The Borders Railway at Whitehill by M J Richardson
NT3957 : Farmland near Cowbraehill by M J Richardson
NT3461 : The Borders Railway at Gorebridge by M J Richardson
NT4446 : The Borders Railway and the Gala Water by M J Richardson
NT3265 : New bridge for the Waverley Line by M J Richardson
NT3362 : Groundworks for The Borders Railway by M J Richardson
NT4053 : Hangingshaw Quarry by M J Richardson
NT4441 : New bridge for the Borders Railway by M J Richardson
NT3660 : The old Waverley Line by M J Richardson
NT3956 : The A7 at Falahill by M J Richardson
NT4936 : Galashiels Station on the Borders Railway by Russel Wills

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

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