Location type


Name and dates

Heriot (1848-1969)

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


This was a two platform station with staggered platforms, one on either side of a level crossing.

There was a goods yard at the north end, east side of the line and approached from the north.

The signal box was on the north side of the level crossing and east side of the line, opposite the south end of the northbound platform.

The line, station and signal box closed in 1969, the line surviving briefly for goods.

The station house survived as a house. The platform and trackbed were cleared on the north side of the level crossing. Removal of the ballast took years.

The house, goods loading bank and the platform south of the former level crossing were all removed during re-opening. The level crossing was not re-opened, being replaced by a road bridge over the line to the south.

The nearest stations were Tynehead (north) and Fountainhall (south).

Hangingshaw Quarry, to the south, was railway served.



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.

News items

05/01/2015Councillor calls for Borders railway halt at Heriot [BBC News]
04/09/2013Damage done to bridge on Borders Railway in ‘attack’ [Scotsman]


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Forgotten Railways: Scotland

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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)

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

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The Waverley Route: Its Heritage and Revival

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

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