South Scotland

Borders to Edinburgh rail line: Construction talks held

David Simpson, of Network Rail Scotland (L) and Transport Minister Keith Brown (R)
Image caption Works on the route between Edinburgh and the Borders got under way earlier this year

A series of meetings is to update the public on construction works along the route of the Borders to Edinburgh railway line.

Members of the project team for the £220m scheme will be on hand and detailed designs available for inspection.

Construction work got under way earlier this year on the rail route between Tweedbank and Edinburgh.

The six community meetings take place at sites along the route.

Network Rail has estimated that about 500 jobs will be created between now and the 2015 deadline for reopening the line.

The railway will re-establish a passenger rail link between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders for the first time in more than 40 years.

The latest meetings to discuss the progress of the works are:

  • Monday, 10 June (4-7pm) Tweedbank Community Centre
  • Thursday, 13 June (4-7pm) Galashiels Rugby Club
  • Monday, 17 June (1-7pm) Old Gala House, Galashiels
  • Tuesday, 18 June (4-7pm) Macfie Hall, Heriot
  • Monday, 24 June (4-7pm) Fountainhall Village Hall
  • Thursday, 27 June (4-7pm) Stow Town Hall

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