Galashiels

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Galashiels (2015-)

Opened on the Borders Railway (Network Rail).

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


Description

The new Galashiels station has a single platform on a single track line.

There are few facilities on platform, but, across the A7, via a pedestrian crossing, is the new Transport Interchange for onward connections by bus. It also has rest facilities.

The new station is to the north of the original Galashiels [1st] station. This was formerly the double track approach to the north of the station. with the loss of the original station site this cramped location was used instead.

On the north east side of the line is the immense retaining wall built to hold back higher ground.

To the north the next station is Stow and to the south Tweedbank. Historically, the next station north was Bowland (closer than Stow) and to the south the next was Melrose (further than Tweedbank).

The line is supported and promoted by the Borders Railway Community Rail Partnership .

08/12/2018

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map