Eskbank railway station

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Eskbank

Scottish Gaelic: Bruach Easg[1]
National Rail
Eskbank station.jpg
LocationDalkeith, Midlothian
Scotland
Coordinates55°52′53″N 3°04′58″W / 55.8812887°N 3.0828437°W / 55.8812887; -3.0828437Coordinates: 55°52′53″N 3°04′58″W / 55.8812887°N 3.0828437°W / 55.8812887; -3.0828437
Grid referenceNT323660
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Platforms1
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeEKB
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Hawick Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-grouping
Key dates
July 1849Opened as Gallowshall
October 1850Renamed Eskbank and Dalkeith
6 January 1969Closed
6 September 2015Resited and reopened as Eskbank
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.275 million
2017/18Increase 0.339 million
2018/19Increase 0.367 million
2019/20Decrease 0.365 million
2020/21Decrease 45,402
Location
Eskbank is located in Midlothian
Eskbank
Eskbank
Location in Midlothian, Scotland
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Eskbank is a railway station on the Borders Railway, which runs between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank. The station, situated 8 miles 25 chains (13 km) south-east of Edinburgh Waverley, serves the towns of Bonnyrigg and Dalkeith in Midlothian, Scotland. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

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, opened on 6 September 2015.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Car parking space is available for 248 cars and also cycle storage space.

Services[edit]

Borders Railway
(including Edinburgh Crossrail)
Edinburgh Park Edinburgh Trams
South Gyle
Haymarket
Edinburgh Waverley Edinburgh Trams
Brunstane
Newcraighall
Shawfair
Eskbank
Newtongrange
Gorebridge
Stow
Galashiels
Tweedbank

As of the May 2021 timetable change, the station is served by an hourly service between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank, with a half-hourly service operating at peak times (Monday to Saturday). Some peak time trains continue to Glenrothes with Thornton. All services are operated by Abellio ScotRail.[3]

Rolling stock used: Class 158 Express Sprinter and Class 170 Turbostar

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ "Borders to Edinburgh railway opens as longest line in UK in a century". BBC News. 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Train times: Edinburgh – Newcraighall – Tweedbank / Dùn Èideann – Talla na Creige Nuadh – Bruach Thuaidh" (PDF). Abellio ScotRail. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

External links[edit]

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