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Name and dates

Roxburgh (1850-1964)

Opened on the Kelso Branch (North British Railway).
Opened on the Jedburgh Railway.


This was a three platform junction station. This was the junction between the Kelso Branch (North British Railway) and the Jedburgh Railway.

The main station house, on the eastbound main line platform, remains in use as a house. The building is two storey, similar to that former at Kelso and several other sites on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway. The platform waiting rooms were demolished.

The platforms were located at the east end of the site with quite a complicated track layout to the west. Looped sidings from the branch met the main line to the west of where the branch proper met the main line.

The signal box (1885) was on the south/west side of the junction.

To the east, on the line to Kelso was the Roxburgh Viaduct, which still stands.

The main line railway was singled to the west and east in 1933. A loop remained here on the mainline between the viaduct to the east and bryond the junction to the west. To the west the westbound line was lifted. Over the viaduct the line was slewed such that at its west end the westbound was lifted but at the east end the eastbound was lifted. This allowed Heiton Siding, east of the viaduct, to be served.

The Jedburgh branch closed in 1964 and the box and station were closed. The loop was lifted. The line closed in 1968.


Station junction

External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1850Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Opened from Kelso Junction to Wallace Nick (a temporary terminus west of Kelso). Roxburgh opened.
13/08/1948Jedburgh Railway
Following flood damage Jedburgh to Roxburgh Junction is closed to passengers, it will not re-open to regular passenger trains but goods traffic continued.
15/06/1964Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Kelso to St Boswells closed to passengers. Kelso, Roxburgh, Rutherford, Maxton closed.
10/08/1964Jedburgh Railway
Jedburgh to Roxburgh Junction closed to freight and altogether.

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Berwick to St. Boswells: Via Kelso Including the Jedburgh Branch (Country Railway Routes)

Kelso 1919: Roxburghshire 10.02 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Roxburghshire)

Scotland’s Lost Branch Lines: Where Beeching Got It Wrong

The Waverley Route: The District Controller's View 'Edinburgh (Waverley) - Carlisle Via Hawick'