A new study is to look at the possibility of extending the Borders Railway beyond Tweedbank to Carlisle. Transport Scotland has announced it intends to award the contract to look at wider transport issues across the south of the country to Jacobs UK Ltd. It is hoped the study can get under way later this month and will take about seven months to complete. The findings will feed into the Scottish government's nationwide strategic transport projects review. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said a commitment had previously been given to examine the case for extending the railway along with improvements on the A1, A7 and A68.
The possibility of extending the track between Edinburgh and Tweedbank to Carlisle is to be assessed.