Newtongrange: Passengers boarding the 0931 ScotRail service to Edinburgh at Newtongrange on 1 December 2016. I can't help wondering what the sapling survival rate is in the area to the right between the railway fence and the houses of Jenks Loan.
John Furnevel 01/12/2016


Location type


Name and dates

Newtongrange (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 to the south of the original Newtongrange [1st] station.

Just to the south is the Lady Victoria Pit, now the site of the Scottish Mining Museum.

The nearest stations today are Eskbank to the north and Gorebridge to the south.

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


National Mining Museum



Chronology Dates

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

01/02/2023Borders Railway: Scotrail defends 'completely unacceptable' train services between Tweedbank and Edinburgh [Edinburgh Evening News]
12/04/2022Community projects benefit from £4m investment [ScotRail]
28/09/2021From coal mining to soul mining on a heritage walk around St Helens [The Guardian]
20/05/2021Drone fell 230ft into back garden in Midlothian village when propeller detached while in flight [Scotsman]
14/10/2020How will large new housing development benefit Gorebridge? [Midlothian Advertiser]
09/09/2020Has the Borders Railway delivered for Midlothian? [Midlothian Advertiser]
31/03/2016Community groups adopt new Midlothian stations [Midlothian Advertiser]
19/03/2016Mining museum adopts Newtongrange Train Station [Midlothian Advertiser]
06/11/2014Borders to Edinburgh railway: Track laying reaches Scottish Borders [BBC News]
12/06/2013Victorian viaduct will avert city road chaos [Evening News]


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