The new Galashiels station has a single platform on a single track line.
There are few facilities on platform, but, across the A7, via a pedestrian crossing, is the new Transport Interchange for onward connections by bus. It also has rest facilities.
The new station is to the north of the original Galashiels [1st] station. This was formerly the double track approach to the north of the station. with the loss of the original station site this cramped location was used instead.
On the north east side of the line is the immense retaining wall built to hold back higher ground.
To the north the next station is Stow and to the south Tweedbank. Historically, the next station north was Bowland (closer than Stow) and to the south the next was Melrose (further than Tweedbank).
The line is supported and promoted by the Borders Railway Community Rail Partnership .
Abbotsford Ferry [2nd]
Abbotsford Ferry [1st]
Angling Club Cottage
| Galashiels North Signal Box|
Paterson^s No 1 Siding
Paterson^s No 2 Siding
Skin Works Siding
Galashiels South Signal Box
Bridge No 95
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|01/07/1862||Border Union Railway (North British Railway)|
The line from Edinburgh Waverley to Carlisle Citadel via Galashiels and Hawick [2nd] is completed. The line opened from Hawick [2nd] to Scotch Dyke. Stations opened at Hawick [2nd], Barnes, Shankend, Riccarton, Steele Road, Newcastleton, Kershope Foot, Penton, Riddings Junction (and Canonbie on the incomplete Langholm branch). (Alternative date 01/08/1862.)
|10/09/1951||Selkirk and Galashiels Railway|
Selkirk to Galashiels (Selkirk Junction) closed to passengers.
|06/09/2015||Edinburgh 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.
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