Creation of waiting room at Tweedbank station is a possibility

Suggestions that a passenger waiting room be created at Tweedbank railway station have not been ruled out.

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 3:10 pm
Tweenbank station.

ScotRail operations director David Simpson told last week’s public meeting he will take forward locals’ calls for a waiting room to be created at Tweedbank.

“I was surprised when they built the station that the building there was for staff and not for customers.

“I know there’s now a toilet and coffee shop takeaway there, but is that really enough on a cold winter morning?

“I will take this question away and see if there’s any scope to do something like that.”

The terminal, opened in September 2015, currently has a single toilet facility and food takeaway kiosk, both added in January 2017 and open only during the day.

The only passenger shelter comes in the form of a ticket kiosk on the platform and a nearby bus shelter.

Speaking after the meeting, a ScotRail representative added that any plans to install a proper waiting room facility at Tweedbank are at a very early stage.