Borders to Edinburgh railway: Opening date set [BBC]





Date: 20/08/2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that trains will start to run on the Borders to Edinburgh railway from 6 September 2015. Work is ongoing on the multi-million pound project to lay 30 miles of new track and build seven new stations. Mr Salmond also announced a feasibility study to look at ways to use the railway to boost tourism in the area. Among the possibilities is the permanent exhibit of the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank Station.


External links

Borders to Edinburgh railway: Opening date set - BBC News
Rail works

BBC News

First Minister Alex Salmond announces trains will run on the Borders to Edinburgh railway from 6 September 2015.

Related images

Scene at Tweedbank following the formal announcent of the opening date for the Borders Railway by the First Minister - trains will run over the new line from 6 September 2015 - see news item.
Location: Tweedbank
Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
20/08/2014 Bruce McCartney