Melrose Railway Station

Old Station, Melrose
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Old Station, Melrose

The former Melrose Railway station lies on a slope above the centre of the town. The station is on two levels; the principal station building presents a Jacobean facade to the town centre while visitors can ascend a staircase up to the former up-platform covered by an elegant canopy featuring period enamel signs. The station, lying in a strategic position between Hawick and Edinburgh on a stretch of the famous Waverley Line between Edinburgh and Carlisle, opened in 1849 and finally closed in 1969.

The down-platform and most of the track-bed no longer exist, lost beneath the A6091 Melrose bypass. The remaining station buildings have been refurbished and now contain a restaurant and a small museum.

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