Proving Train Runs on Borders Railway

A proving train ran on the Borders Railway on Sunday 7 June. The train – which is used to measure stepping distances from the train to the platform – stopped at all the stations along the route, from Newcraighall to Tweedbank.  It did a similar run on its return journey.

ScotRail were able to provide the Borders Railway liveried train for the journey. 

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Proving Train makes it way through the picturesque Scottish Borders

The purpose of the exercise is to prove the route prior to driver training, to give the driver manager additional route knowledge and to take platform stepping distances for a Class 170 diesel train.

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Proving Train makes its way through the Scottish Borders

ScotRail driver training has started today (Monday 8 June) and will continue over the summer, before the railway opens to the public on 6 September.

Shawfair (1)

 Proving Train departing from Shawfair Station

Stow

Proving Train stopped at Stow