Gorebridge railway station

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Gorebridge National Rail
Gorebridge Station before opening.jpg
Location
PlaceGorebridge
Local authorityMidlothian
Coordinates55°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 codeGBG
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2015/16 59,304
2016/17Increase 98,218
2017/18Increase 115,102
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Hawick Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
14 July 1847Opened
6 January 1969Closed
6 September 2015Reopened
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 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 is served 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]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Thomas, John (1971). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. VI Scotland: The Lowlands and the Borders (1st ed.). Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5408-6. OCLC 16198685.
  • Thomas, John; Paterson, Rev A. J. S. (1984). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. VI Scotland: The Lowlands and the Borders (2nd ed.). Newton Abbott, Devon: David & Charles. ISBN 0-9465-3712-7. OCLC 12521072.

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