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Borders to Edinburgh railway: Galashiels transport interchange inspected

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Image caption Business leaders in the Borders said the return of rail links with Edinburgh were a "time of opportunity"

Business leaders in the Borders have been assessing the potential impact of a £5.2m transport interchange being built in Galashiels.

It is part of works to re-establish a rail link between the region and Edinburgh.

Jack Clark of the Scottish Borders Business Forum said the interchange could bring economic benefits for companies and communities in the area.

He said the return of rail services was a "time of opportunity".

However, he said that for the forum to be effective it needed input from as many businesses as possible.

He urged anyone interested to visit their new website.

In addition to passenger facilities, the interchange will provide dedicated business space in the heart of the town with "excellent transport links".

It is being delivered by Scottish Borders Council's development partner Hub South East Scotland and its contractor Morrison Construction.

The project has been backed by the European Regional Development Fund.

It will help to connect the railway with a new bus station and pedestrian access to the town centre.

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