Border Union Railway


  /  /1859Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Line authorised between Hawick and Carlisle. Running powers granted for the North British Railway over two a short portions of the Caledonian Railway. Gretna: Gretna Border Union Junction to Gretna GSWR Junction to allow traffic exchange with the Glasgow and South Western Raiwlay using the NBR's proposed Gretna branch. Carlisle: Port Carlisle Junction to Carlisle Citadel, more importantly giving access to the line's intended southern terminus (not NBR owned).
01/07/1862Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Hawick [1st] closed to passengers on opening of the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).
  /  /1866Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Bill for the line presented with support from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and the North British Railway (who did not have a partner other than the North Eastern Railway route to Newcastle Central for taking traffic from the Border Union Railway (North British Railway) (Waverley Route) at Carlisle).
29/09/1965Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Shankend crash; south-bound 02:22 freight strikes a stationary vehicle on the railway at Shankend and derails.
06/01/1969Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Marquis of Lothians Waggonway Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Edinburgh (Portobello East Junction) to Hawick [2nd] to Carlisle (Port Carlisle Junction) closed to passengers. Newtongrange [1st], Gorebridge, Tynehead, Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Galashiels [1st], Melrose, St Boswells, Hassendean, Hawick [2nd], Stobs, Shankend, Riccarton Junction, Steele Road, Newcastleton stations closed.
07/01/1969Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Hawick [2nd] to Longtown (excluded) closed to all traffic.
04/08/1969Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Stainton Junction (excluded) to Canal Junction [Carlisle] closed to freight.
31/08/1970Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Longtown to Brunthill Siding (excluded) closed to freight. Longtown remains accessible via Gretna.