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The Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR) has welcomed the official signing of the transfer of responsibility for the construction of the Borders Railway.
They said that now the signing is complete, Network Rail can officially begin the construction phase of the Borders Railway Project which will re-establish passenger railway services from Edinburgh through Midlothian to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders for the first time in over 40 years.
Network rail will officially take over the responsibilty to re establish a railway line between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.
Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans, will hand over the project to Network Rail, marking the start of the construction phase of the project. It will re-establish, for the first time in 40 years, a passenger railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.