Location type


Names and dates

Gorebridge (1847-1969)
Gorebridge (2015-)

Station code: National Rail ScotRail
Where: Midlothian, Scotland
Opened on the Borders Railway (Network Rail).
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


This is a single platform station on the Borders Railway. The original two storey station building remains standing. The platform occupies roughly the location of the original northbound platform. A similar building remains at Fountainhall.

Until reconstruction, the site of the station's goods yard was occupied by houses - this is now the station carpark.

The original station consisted of two slightly staggered platforms with a goods yard on the south side of the line, a loop from the northbound line. The signal box was on the north side of the line immediately east of the Main Street overbridge. This was replaced in 1916 with another box immediately to its east.

West of the station was the loop for Arniston Gore Pit on the north side of the line and a very short siding for Gorebridge Gas Works.

Arniston Gore Pit and Arniston Emily Pit closed in 1962. The box closed in 1965 and goods yard was closed.

After closure in 1969 the station building became a pub.

The next station to the north is Newtongrange and to the south Stow. Formerly the next station south was Fushiebridge.

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




Listing: C

Chronology Dates

14/07/1847Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Portobello East Junction to Niddrie South Junction, Cairney to Millerhill, re-alignment at Sheriffhall [2nd] and Dalhousie to Gorebridge opened.
01/05/1848Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Line extended from Gorebridge to Bowland.
06/01/1969Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway 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.
28/04/1969Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Gorebridge, Lady Victoria Pit, (excluded) to Hawick [2nd] officially closed to goods.
24/02/1998TRANSform Scotland
Proposes line re-openings in Edinburgh. Phase 1 - Millerhill (Park and Ride). Phase 2 - Loanhead and Gorebridge. Phase 3 - Corstorphine, Newtown St Boswells and Haddington. In November 1999 the City Council comments that this may put too much strain on the existing lines.
06/09/2015Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
Newcraighall North Junction to Tweedbank opened to passengers with stations at Shawfair, Eskbank, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank. Newcraighall Junction renamed Newcraighall North Junction.

News items

30/11/2020Outstanding volunteers recognised at ScotRail in the Community Awards [Community Rail Network]
14/10/2020How will large new housing development benefit Gorebridge? [Midlothian Advertiser]
09/09/2020Has the Borders Railway delivered for Midlothian? [Midlothian Advertiser]
08/12/2019Bus crashes onto railway lines near Galashiels station [Border Telegraph]
11/05/2006Campaigners want Waverley line's Borders link scrapped [Scotsman]


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Forgotten Railways: Scotland

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Galashiels to Edinburgh: Including the Lauder and Dalkeith Branches - the Waverley Route (Scml)

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Hawick to Galashiels: The Waverley Route Including the Selkirk Branch (Scottish Main Lines)

Last Years of the Waverley Route

North British Railway, Vol. 1 (Standard Railway History)

North British Railway, Vol. 2 (Standard Railway History)

On the Waverley Route

Railways Of Scotland 2: The Waverley Route DVD - Cinerail

The Waverley Route Through Time

The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

The Waverley Route: The Postwar Years

Waverley Route: The battle for the Borders Railway

Waverley Route: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Borders Railway

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route