Posted by: wrha | April 13, 2015

Tweedbank update

The terminus of the new railway at Tweedbank is progressing well, with the signal equipment now installed. A vast expanse of car park is appearing alongside the station, which must be designed to accommodate a large number of travelers from the surrounding area. The large station building is progressing and looks as though it will have room to offer the travelling public good facilities. Further down the line the ‘black path’ has been re-instated across the River Tweed bridge, again linking Galashiels with Tweedbank. The pair occupy the old track-bed across the bridge, putting you in very close proximity to the passing trains. The whole area is now surrounded by the modern high mesh fence, which does little to improve the photogenic properties of the scene.

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Responses

  1. Looks like the Tweed has two rail crossings again. 😊

  2. I agree with you about the fencing which is maybe OTT. However, as ever, they’ve probably had to do it to modern standards to try and keep a few members of the general public off the tracks to save themselves from being hit by a train (by that I mean children playing and others who should know better and use railway lines as footpaths!)


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