Construction work has started of a railway line to link the Borders with Edinburgh Waverley.
The 30 mile route to Tweedbank will have seven new stations - creating jobs, and providing direct access to the capital.
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Construction work has started on a railway line which will eventually link people in the Scottish Borders with Edinburgh Waverley.
The Transport Minister Keith Brown launched the route, which will cost 300 million pounds.
Trains will begin and end at Tweedbank and also stop in Galashiels and Stow.
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.