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Borders Railway - Articles and news items

Borders railway extension possibility to be studied

Rail industry news / 11 April 2017 /

There is to be a study into the possibility of extending the Borders railway to improve transport provision in the south of Scotland.

Borders Railway records 125,000 journeys in first month of operation

Rail industry news / 9 October 2015 /

Borders Railway has made an exceptional start since its official opening with over 125,000 journeys made in its first month of operation.

Borders Railway passenger service resumes after almost half a century

Rail industry news / 7 September 2015 /

Borders Railway, the first domestic line to be built in the UK in over 100 years, has welcomed passengers aboard regular services operating between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

ScotRail Borders Railway project launches driver and conductor training

Rail industry news / 12 June 2015 /

The ScotRail Borders Railway project has reached a significant landmark with driver and conductor training commencing on the 49km stretch between Tweedbank and Newcraighall.

End of the line for Borders rail installation

Rail industry news / 12 February 2015 /

The installation of almost 30 miles of rail on the new Borders Railway was officially completed when Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, joined the project team to clip the final length of rail into place…

Final phase of Borders Railway track-laying gets underway

Rail industry news / 14 January 2015 /

Works to complete the final phase of rail installation for the new Borders Railway route re-started on 12 January following a break over the Christmas and New Year period…

Borders Railway: The construction story so far

Issue 6 2014 / 3 December 2014 /

The Borders Railway will re-establish passenger railway services in the Scottish Borders and Midlothian for the first time since 1969. It is the longest new domestic railway to be constructed in Britain for over a century; and represents one of the most significant pieces of infrastructure investment seen in Scotland for a generation, with a capital construction cost totalling £294 million1. For European Railway Review, Hugh Wark – Project Director for the Borders Railway, explains that 30 miles of new track will be laid and seven new stations are being constructed along the route. The new railway will run from Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders to Waverley Station in the heart of Edinburgh – broadly following the route of the old Waverley line…

Borders Railway on course for completion as main track-laying begins

Rail industry news / 13 October 2014 /

Work has now begun to install almost 30 miles of rail on the Borders Railway as the project enters the main phase of track-laying on the new route…

Main construction work begins on new Borders Railway

Rail industry news / 18 April 2013 /

Network Rail and principal contractor BAM Nuttall begin main construction work on the new Borders Railway line…