Location type


Names and dates

Stow (1848-1969)
Stow (2015-)

Station code: National Rail ScotRail
Where: Scottish Borders, Scotland
Opened on the Borders Railway (Network Rail).
Opened on the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway).


This is a two platform station re-opened on the site of the original. The station building remains standing here, waiting for a new use.

The original platforms extended north under the road bridge. Following closure in 1969 the portion of the station site to the south of the bridge was occupied by a house. This was demolished for the re-opening of the line in 2015.

The goods yard was on the east side and approached by reversal from the south. Departure could be made to the north as a connection at the top of the yard crossed over the southbound line to meet the northbound line at the south end of the platforms. The signal box was between the goods yard and the main line. It closed in 1964 and the yard was lifted.

The goods yard site is now a school.

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

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



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.
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

19/11/2023How the Borders Railway revived a valley community [BBC News]
23/04/2022New Stow station restaurant to be a destination venue [Border Telegraph]
12/04/2022Community projects benefit from £4m investment [ScotRail]
06/04/2022Double award accolade for Borders railway station building restoration [Scottish Construction Now]
07/03/2022Station regeneration in Scotland transforming rail's public spaces | Rail Technology Magazine [Rail Technology Magazine]
17/09/2021Borders Railway: Safety inspection between Galashiels and Stow [Border Telegraph]
07/07/2021Stow: New Station House plaque unveiled by community trust [Border Telegraph]
26/06/2021Historic Stow station building saved from demolition and turned into bar inBorders village with no pub [Scotsman]
12/10/2020Stow Station House community redevelopment nears completion [Community Rail Network]
09/09/2020Borders Railway: 'The line has re-energised our community' [BBC News]


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Forgotten Railways: Scotland

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

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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