Peebles Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. It ran from Eskbank (Hardengreen Junction), south of Edinburgh, to Peebles, later extended on to Galashiels. Between Eskbank and Hawthornden the line is now a cycleway, further south the line is partly ploughed-out but mostly walkable.

Why built

The line was built to carry passengers and goods from Peebles to Edinburgh.






Dates

  /  /1853[Peebles Railway]
Act receives Royal assent.
04/07/1855[Peebles Railway]
Opened from Hardengreen Junction ([Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway]) to Peebles. Stations opened at; Hawthornden, Roslin, Penicuik, Leadburn, Eddleston and Peebles.
01/08/1855[Peebles Railway]
Bonnyrigg opened.
  /06/1856[Peebles Railway]
Earlyvale Gate opened.
28/02/1857[Peebles Railway]
Earlyvale Gate closed.
01/06/1864[Peebles Railway]
Roslin re-named Rosslyn.
01/10/1864[Peebles Railway]
Peebles (Old) closed and becomes a goods depot and locomotive shed. Peebles (New) opened.
10/10/1864[Peebles Railway]
Peebles to Innerleithan opened. Stations at; Cardrona and Innerleithan.
18/06/1866[Peebles Railway]
Galashiels to Innerleithan opened. Stations at; Thornilee and Clovenfords.
  /12/1866[Peebles Railway]
Bonnyrigg re-named Bonnyrigg Road.
15/01/1867[Peebles Railway]
Walkerburn opened.
01/08/1868[Peebles Railway]
Bonnyrigg Road re-named Bonnyrigg.
  /03/1872[Peebles Railway]
Thornilee re-named Thornielee.
02/07/1872[Peebles Railway]
Rosslyn is re-named Rosslynlee. Penicuik is re-named Pomathorn.
  /  /1876[Peebles Railway]
[North British Railway]
Peebles Railway absorbed by North British Railway.
01/01/1917[Peebles Railway]
Rosslynlee closed.
02/06/1919[Peebles Railway]
Rosslynlee re-opened.
09/07/1928[Peebles Railway]
Hawthornden re-named Rosewell and Hawthornden.
07/07/1947[Peebles Railway]
Pomathorn re-named Pomathorn Halt.
25/09/1950[Peebles Railway]
Peebles re-named Peebles (East).
06/11/1950[Peebles Railway]
Thornielee closed.
06/11/1950[Peebles Railway]
Thornielee closed to passengers.
07/03/1955[Peebles Railway]
Leadburn closed to passengers.
  /02/1958[Peebles Railway]
Peebles (East) re-named Peebles.
11/12/1958[Peebles Railway]
Rosslynlee Hospital Halt opened.
05/02/1962[Peebles Railway]
Hawthornden Junction (excluded) to Peebles to Kilnknowe Junction (excluded) closed to all traffic, passenger trains operate as far as Rosewell and Hawthornden only.
05/02/1962[Peebles Railway]
Closed between Hawthornden Junction and Kilnknowie Junction. Rosslynlee, Rosslynlee Hospital Halt, Pomathorn Halt, Eddleston, Peebles, Cardrona, Innerleithan, Walkerburn and Clovenfords closed to Passengers.
11/09/1962[Peebles Railway]
Remains of line closed to passengers; Bonnyrigg station and Rosewell and Hawthornden station closed. (Alternative date 10/9/1962).
27/03/1967[Peebles Railway]
Line closed from Hawthornden Junction to Hardengreen Junction (excluded). The route was latterly used by freight trains for access to the [Penicuik Railway].