The sad remains of the once splendid Melrose station, closed with the entire Waverley Route from Carlisle to Edinburgh Waverley on 6th January 1969, to widespread local opposition and protests, seen here on 15th May 2016. A second platform once stood on the left but was demolished - it would be - to make way for the Melrose road bypass. Given that there is ample room to lay a single track at this remaining platform, I am at a loss to understand why the new Borders Line was not continued on to here, especially as Melrose is a delightful Borders town and, with its ruined Abbey, a tourist spot in its own right. Plus its just a short distance from Tweedbank too.

Location: Melrose

Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 15/05/2016

Image number: 73678

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