Eskbank railway station

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Eskbank National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Bruach Easg[1]
Eskbank station.jpg
Location
Place Eskbank, Dalkeith
Local authority Midlothian
Coordinates 55°52′59″N 3°04′59″W / 55.883°N 3.083°W / 55.883; -3.083Coordinates: 55°52′59″N 3°04′59″W / 55.883°N 3.083°W / 55.883; -3.083
Grid reference NT323660
Operations
Station code EKB
Managed by Abellio ScotRail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2015/16   0.128 million[note 1]
2016/17 Increase 0.275 million
History
July 1849 Opened as Gallowshall
October 1850 Renamed Eskbank & Dalkeith[2]
6 January 1969 Closed
6 September 2015 Reopened as Eskbank on New Site
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Eskbank from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Eskbank railway station (Scottish Gaelic: Bruach Easg[1]) is a station serving the Eskbank area of the town of Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. It reopened on the Borders Railway between Edinburgh and Tweedbank, just beyond Galashiels. There is a half-hourly service to Tweedbank. It is approximately a mile from Dalkeith town centre.

The station sits approximately 12.5 km from Waverley and 43.5 km from Tweedbank,[3] and lies close to the towns of Bonnyrigg and Dalkeith.

The original Eskbank and Dalkeith railway station was previously closed (along with the Waverley Route) in 1969. The new construction work was undertaken by BAM Nuttall. The new station, further south than the original, reopened on 6 September 2015.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The statistics only reflect six months of operation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brailsford, Martyn, ed. (December 2017) [1987]. "Gaelic/English Station Index". Railway Track Diagrams 1: Scotland & Isle of Man (6th ed.). Frome: Trackmaps. ISBN 978-0-9549866-9-8. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Eskbank". Transport Scotland. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Borders to Edinburgh railway opens as longest line in UK in a century". BBC News. 6 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Shawfair   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
  Newtongrange
  Historical railways  
Glenesk
Line open, station closed
  North British Railway
Waverley Route
  Dalhousie
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus   North British Railway
Macmerry Branch
  Smeaton
Line and station closed
    Crossgatehall Halt
Line and station closed
Bonnyrigg
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Peebles Railway
  Terminus
Broomieknowe
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Esk Valley Railway
  Terminus