Location type


Name and dates

Hassendean (1849-1969)

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


This station probably opened in 1850, the year after the line opened.

This two platform station had its main building on the southbound platform and waiting rooms on both platforms. The platforms were linked by a fine wooden footbridge. The platforms were staggered and there was a goods yard at the south end, approached by reversing from the southbound line. The signal box (1882-1965) was at the south end of the northbound platform and although it itself does not survive the platform end and nearby lamproom? survive.

The main station building was two storey, presenting the upper floor to the platform. Just to the north the bridge over the B6405 remains, this carried the north portion of the southbound platform. To the north of the bridge the timber shoring which held up the platform mound can still be seen.

The station buildings survive, the waiting room on the southbound platform being a replica. Between the platforms has been infilled. The footbridge has been restored. The loading bank no longer exists.

Accommodation is now provided at the former station. Hassendean Station



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

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.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Galashiels 1897: Selkirkshire Sheet 08.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Selkirkshire)

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

Hawick 1897: Roxburghshire Sheet 25.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

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