Borders Railway – Waverley to Tweedbank

Rail Route

Borders Railway – Waverley to Tweedbank


A detailed look at the influence that the Borders Railway has had on all the towns and villages from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank.

This route provides an understanding of how the station towns have been shaped by the railway. Learn about the importance of the railway from the humble beginnings to driving the economy, to closure and rebirth. Remember to use the Filters on the map to discover all the experiences available at the once again thriving station towns.

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What you'll see

Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station - Edinburgh

Train Stations

The main train station in Edinburgh and where to catch the Borders Railway to Tweedbank

Brunstane Railway Station - Brunstane

Train Stations

Brunstane is now a suburb of Edinburgh and it is only the street names and the layout that give hints of an older history as…

Newcraighall Railway Station - Newcraighall

Train Stations

Now on the fringes of Edinburgh, Newcraighall was built on green fields in the 1890s to house miners for the Newcraighall Colliery

Shawfair Railway Station - near Dalkeith

Train Stations

Shawfair was conceived as a significant part of Edinburgh and Midlothian's answer to the housing shortage

Eskbank Railway Station - Eskbank

Train Stations

Eskbank is the archetypal leafy suburb with stone built villas set in what are now mature gardens full of exotic trees and shrubs

Newtongrange Railway Station - Newtongrange

Train Stations

Dominated by the Lady Victoria Colliery buildings, there is no doubt that Newtongrange was a coal mining village

Gorebridge Railway Station - Gorebridge

Train Stations

This sprawling town is a surprising mix of industrial heritage, rural retreats and modern development

Stow Railway Station - Stow

Train Stations

Stow (to rhyme with 'how' and not with 'snow') is the largest village in the Gala Water valley

Galashiels Railway Station - Galashiels

Train Stations

The Interchange next to the railway station will connect you to all parts of the Central Borders including Hawick, Jedburgh and all the towns along…

Tweedbank Railway Station - Tweedbank


Tweedbank is encircled by the River Tweed, a stone's throw from Abbotsford, at the foot of the Eildons and in the heart of the country…