Stow railway station

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Stow National Rail
Stow Station.jpg
Location
PlaceStow of Wedale
Local authorityScottish Borders
Coordinates55°41′31″N 2°52′01″W / 55.692°N 2.867°W / 55.692; -2.867Coordinates: 55°41′31″N 2°52′01″W / 55.692°N 2.867°W / 55.692; -2.867
Grid referenceNT456446
Operations
Station codeSOI
Managed byAbellio ScotRail
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2015/16 39,656
2016/17Increase 67,474
2017/18Increase 69,834
History
Original companyEdinburgh and Hawick Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
1 November 1848Station opened
6 January 1969Station closed
6 September 2015Station reopened
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 Stow from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Stow railway station /ˈst/ serves the village of Stow of Wedale in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. It was reopened as part of the Borders Railway between Edinburgh and Tweedbank, just beyond Galashiels. It is the nearest station to the town of Lauder. Stow is the only station on the new Borders Railway at which not all services stop.[1]

History[edit]

The original station at Stow was opened by the North British Railway on 1 November 1848. Some timetables described the station as Stow for Lauder. It was closed by British Rail on 6 January 1969.[2]

Reconstruction[edit]

Stow station (and the line) reopened on 6 September 2015.[3] The new construction work was undertaken by BAM Nuttall.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Gorebridge   Abellio ScotRail
Borders Railway
  Galashiels
  Historical railways  
Fountainhall
Line open, station closed
  North British Railway
Waverley Route
  Bowland
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 221. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ "Borders to Edinburgh railway opens as longest line in UK in a century". BBC News. 6 September 2015.

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