Borders Railway building begins

Transport Minister for Scotland, Keith Brown, has been at Monktonhall in Edinburgh to launch the construction works for the new Borders Railway.

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Work begins on new Borders Railway

The Waverly line closed 40 years Credit: ITV News Border

Transport Minister for Scotland, Keith Brown, will be at Monktonhall in Edinburgh today to launch the construction works for the new Borders Railway.

The first works will involve excavating the track alignment for the new line, which will provide a passenger railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders for the first time in 40 years.

Once finished the line will include 30 miles of new railway with 10 stops and 7 new stations.