All aboard new Borders Railway

A train heads through Midlothian on the Borders Railway
A train heads through Midlothian on the Borders Railway

The first regular passenger trains through Midlothian in almost half a century began operating at the weekend.

Following the Golden Ticket trains on Saturday, there were over 2,500 journeys made on the train on Sunday when the line was opened to the public. And on Monday commuters took the opportunity to travel to work by train, with 220 people travelling to Edinburgh on the 7:28am from Tweedbank.

Golden Ticket holders at Newtongrange Train Station

Golden Ticket holders at Newtongrange Train Station

The £296million Borders Railway is the longest domestic line to be built in the UK in over 100 years and it is hoped that it will bring people to Midlothian to live, visit and do business. This long-awaited project has now been brought to life, 46 years after the original ‘Waverley Line’ was torn out in the infamous Beeching cuts of the 60s.