Eskbank railway station

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Eskbank National Rail
Scottish Gaelic: Bruach Easg[1]
Eskbank station.jpg
Location
PlaceEskbank, Dalkeith
Local authorityMidlothian
Coordinates55°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 referenceNT323660
Operations
Station codeEKB
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2015/16 0.128 million[note 1]
2016/17Increase 0.275 million
2017/18Increase 0.339 million
History
July 1849Opened as Gallowshall
October 1850Renamed Eskbank & Dalkeith[2]
6 January 1969Closed
6 September 2015Reopened 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.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Eskbank railway station (Scottish Gaelic: Bruach Easg,[1] code EKB) 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. Car parking space is available for 248 cars and also cycle storage space.[3]

The station sits approximately 12.5 km from Waverley and 43.5 km from Tweedbank,[4] 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.[5]

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. ^ Disused Stations: Site Record, Eskbank and Dalkeith, updated 18 May 1997, accessed 22 October 2018
  3. ^ ScotRail, Eskbank, accessed 22 October 2018
  4. ^ "Eskbank". Transport Scotland. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  5. ^ "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