Midlothian Council launches four new interactive consoles at the Borders Railway stations

Midlothian Council has launched 4 new interactive consoles at the Borders Railway Stations. This will now make health walks, cycle routes and public transport information available at the touch of a screen. 

The consoles, at Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Shawfair and Eskbank stations, will allow locals, tourists and commuters to access maps, including those detailing town centres, public transport, countryside and health walks.

Users will also be able to access informatation about local attractions and events through the ‘Visit Midlothian’ section. They can plan their journey using Traveline and learn more about sharing their journey and saving money with Tripshare Midlothian.

Councillor Derek Rosie, the cabinet member for travel, welcomed the initiative. He said: “We want as many people as possible, both from within and outwith the area, to enjoy the wonderful facilities on our doorstep.

“These consoles will be a great service for people looking for everything from a walk they can do easily from each station to a cycle path or information about how to get to the nearest town centre.”

The consoles are part of the ‘Out and About Midlothian’ project, funded by Midlothian Council in conjunction with the Scottish Government programme ‘Smarter Choices, Smarter Places’ run by Paths for All.

The project aims to promote the benefits of sustainable travel, including walking, cycling and public transport in Midlothian, with the campaign continuing throughout the summer.

More about the maps can be found at: www.midlothian.gov.uk/out-and-about