Bowshank Tunnel

Location type


Names and dates

Bowshank Tunnel (1848-1969)
Bowshank Tunnel (2015-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


This is a double track tunnel carrying a double track line. To the immediate north is Bowshank North Bridge and to the south Bowshank South Bridge. The tunnel opened with the railway in 1848. It fell out of use when the Waverley Route closed in 1969. While out of use it was used for storage of farming equipment by local farmers. The railway re-opened in 2015.