Gorebridge railway station

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Gorebridge National Rail
Gorebridge Station before opening.jpg
Location
Place Gorebridge
Local authority Midlothian
Coordinates 55°50′25″N 3°02′48″W / 55.8404°N 3.0468°W / 55.8404; -3.0468Coordinates: 55°50′25″N 3°02′48″W / 55.8404°N 3.0468°W / 55.8404; -3.0468
Operations
Station code GBG
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 Steady 59,304
History
Original company Edinburgh and Hawick Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
14 July 1847 Opened
6 January 1969 Closed
6 September 2015 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gorebridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Gorebridge railway station is a railway station serving the town of Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland.

History[edit]

Gorebridge station site prior to reopening

The original station opened on 14 July 1847 as part of the North British Railway's new line that was to reach Hawick and Carlisle. The station closed to passengers on 6 January 1969 as part of the overall closure of the Waverley route between Edinburgh and Carlisle.[1]

Reconstruction[edit]

The station and line reopened on 6 September 2015 on the new Borders Railway a new project reopening part of the old Waverley Line between Edinburgh and Tweedbank, just beyond Galashiels.[2] The new construction work was undertaken by BAM Nuttall on behalf of Network Rail and Transport Scotland.

Service[edit]

There is a half-hourly service from here towards Edinburgh and Tweedbank, calling all stations except Stow which will be hourly off-peak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas / Paterson, 1984
  2. ^ "Borders to Edinburgh railway opens as longest line in UK in a century". BBC News. 6 September 2015. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newtongrange   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
  Stow or
Galashiels
Historical railways
Newtongrange
Line and station open
  North British Railway
Waverley Route
  Fushiebridge
Line open, station closed