Gorebridge keen to feel rail benefit

Borders Railway Community Partnership.'Station Adopters for Gorebridge Train Station

Borders Railway Community Partnership.'Station Adopters for Gorebridge Train Station

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A group of community activists in Gorebridge is pressing ahead with plans to make the most of the return of the railway to the area in September.

The sub-group of the Borders Railway Participation Group is appealing on local people to capitalise on the benefits of the railway’s return, with Gorebridge set to have its own station.

Gorebridge Community Council chairman Eddie Robertson is involved, along with people from Gorebridge Cares and Gorebridge Community Development Trust.

He said: “We are trying to get businesses, schools and the general public involved.

“We want to have some kind of celebration when the steam train opens the station on September 6.

“And we want people to come off the train at Gorebridge and be directed to places like Vogrie House. We hope to have a map at the station highlighting attractions and giving information on things to do. I believe there is a bit of funding available for that.

“The main thing is to pass on information about where people can go to from Gorebridge Station. As when people get off the train, they won’t know where to go.”

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