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Hugh Wark - Articles and news items

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…