Newtongrange railway station

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Newtongrange
National Rail
Newtongrange station 6th june 2015.jpg
LocationNewtongrange, Midlothian
Scotland
Coordinates55°51′53″N 3°04′08″W / 55.8648238°N 3.0689380°W / 55.8648238; -3.0689380Coordinates: 55°51′53″N 3°04′08″W / 55.8648238°N 3.0689380°W / 55.8648238; -3.0689380
Grid referenceNT331642
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Platforms1
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeNEG
Key dates
1 January 1908Opened
6 January 1969Closed
6 September 2015Resited and reopened
Passengers
2015/16 86,398
2016/17Increase 0.142 million
2017/18Increase 0.157 million
2018/19Decrease 0.154 million
2019/20Decrease 0.139 million
Location
Newtongrange is located in Midlothian
Newtongrange
Newtongrange
Location in Midlothian, Scotland
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Newtongrange is a railway station on the Borders Railway, which runs between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank. The station, situated 11 miles 77 chains (19 km) south-east of Edinburgh Waverley, serves the town of Newtongrange in Midlothian, Scotland. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Abellio ScotRail.

History[edit]

The station was previously closed (along with the Waverley Route) in 1969. The station reopened, to the south of the original, on 6 September 2015.[1] On 9 September 2015 the Queen and Prince Philip stopped off in Newtongrange station to unveil a plaque.[2] The new construction work was undertaken by BAM Nuttall.

The station also directly serves the National Mining Museum Scotland.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borders to Edinburgh railway opens as longest line in UK in a century". BBC News. 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ "The Queen delights well-wishers in Newtongrange". BBC News. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 14 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
Eskbank   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
  Gorebridge
  Historical railways  
Dalhousie   North British Railway
Waverley Route
  Gorebridge