Borders railway on track

Network rail have organised a series of drop in sessions for communities along the proposed Borders railway line - from Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders. They are to allow residents to view the plans and speak to the Network rail team.

Residents look at rail plans

Drop in sessions have started taking place for people who live along the route of the new borders railway.

Residents view Network Rail plans Credit: ITV Border

Work to build the line will start early next year after a deal was signed with Network Rail. Residents are getting the chance to meet members of the project team and view their plans. The railway is due to be completed by summer 2015. Network Rail says disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Staff were on hand to answer queries Credit: ITV Border

Full steam ahead for Borders railway

Network Rail have arranged a number of drop in sessions for residents along the route of the new Borders railway.

The route will go from Edinburgh to the Tweedbank and construction work is due to be completed in summer 2015. Earlier this month responsibility for the delivery of the route was formally passed to Network Rail and advance works are already underway.

Network rail say residents will begin to see equipment along the route and increased traffic and to keep residents informed they are holding a series of drop in sessions.

They say the sessions will allow residents to view the plans and speak to the project team.

The full programme of sessions are:

  • 20 November - Old Gala House, Galashiels
  • 21 November - MacFie Hall, Heriot
  • 26 November - Dalkeith Arts Centre
  • 27 November - Danderhall Community Centre
  • 29 November - Langlee Community Centre, Galashiels
  • 4 December - Tweedbank Community Centre
  • 5 December - Gorebridge Leisure Centre
  • 6 December - Edinburgh College, Dalkeith
  • 10 December - Newtongrange Library