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ScotRail has recognised community rail's unsung heroes at its annual ScotRail in the Community Awards.
The awards thank and celebrate the hard-working volunteers across Scotland's Railway, recognising their contribution to the wider local community and railway. Categories up for grabs this year included Adopt a Station of the Year, Community Involvement Champion, Station Adopter of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution.
With restrictions on people attending live indoor events still in place, this years awards ceremony took place online, hosted by ScotRail's community development manager, Tracy Stephenson.
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Developers will be urged to set out what they will do for the community of Gorebridge as the latest phase of creating a new community moves forward. ... Concerns were raised by Councillor Peter Smaill about the impact of additional housing on parking at Gorebridge Railway Station, which is already at capacity. Planning convenor Russell Imrie pointed out that land had been set aside for a new Redheugh Railway Station, with the suggestion that trains on the line could alternate between stopping at Gorebridge or Redheugh. Mr Arnsdorf confirmed that the land was there for a railway halt at Redheugh but cautioned councillors that ScotRail are not going to bring that forward until they have customers there. [Railscot note: Redheugh is between Newtongrange and Gorebridge. The station site would be the location of the reversing sidings for the Lady Victoria Pit.]
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When the Queen officially opened the Borders Railway on September 9, 2015, it was widely hoped that the new line would transform Midlothian. But five years on has it done so?
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Gorebridge: ScotRail DMU 170401, forming the 0847 Tweedbank - Edinburgh, restarts from Gorebridge on Sunday 12 July 2020. The train is about to pass below the bridge carrying Station Road.
Shawfair: The well gritted, salted and deserted platforms of Shawfair station, looking north on a cold and frosty morning in February 2019. The train just arriving at platform 2 is the 1011 (Sunday) Edinburgh Waverley - Tweedbank. Noticeable in the background is the now operational Edinburgh and Midlothian Recycling and Energy Recovery Centre.