Full steam ahead for iconic trains travelling through Midlothian

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Tickets are now on sale for the much-anticipated steam train journeys on the new Borders Railway line, heading through Midlothian from September.

ScotRail’s steam train journeys will be available every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from September 10 for six weeks.

Tickets will be priced at £75 for first class tickets, £40 for standard class, and £20 for a standard class child’s ticket (under 16). A family ticket (two adults and two children) is priced at £100.

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, said: “It’s fantastic to see these iconic trains back in operation, allowing so many people the opportunity to appreciate Scotland’s countryside and railways from a unique and very special point of view, and to see them running on the long-awaited Borders Railway will be a real jewel in the crown both for Scotland’s tourism and rail industries.

“There can be few railway journeys which match the outstanding scenery on this new route, and I look forward to it being extremely successful. Steam services running on the reopened Borders Railway really will recapture the golden age of Scottish rail travel.”

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: “The opening of the Borders Railway is a fantastic opportunity for Scottish tourism and the introduction of steam trains is excellent news. It is a chance for passengers to step back in time and enjoy the beautiful countryside on another level as these majestic locomotives make their way through Midlothian.”