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
Other railway and industry locations
Hawick North Signal Box
Hawick Gas Works
Ale Water Viaduct
Charlesfield Munitions Factory
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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)
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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
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