A green light at Overbridge 41 south of Tynehead, a notorious example of Transport Scotland's penny-wise, pound-foolish approach to the Borders Railway infrastructure. In 2009, following the intervention of a well informed, ex-railway, civil servant the planned length of double track on the route was extended from 9.5 to 16 miles, including the section from Tynehead to Falahill. However, the bean counters then took over, and the double track was scaled back. The consequences of this are seen in the sub optimal reliability of the Borders Railway and Transport Scotland refused even to make 'passive provision' for double track under this farm access road, making any future double-tracking unnecessarily expensive.
Location: Tynehead Junction
Photographer: David Spaven
Contact photographer: David Spaven
Image number: 65305