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Business leaders say the opening of the Borders Railway could help bring in more companies.
The Business Gateway helps some of the 5,500 businesses already based in the Borders.
The new Borders Railway will open in less than three months.
It's claimed the £300 million, 30 mile link between Edinburgh and Tweeddbank will open up the region for commuters - and bring visitors in too.
But what can these visitors expect?
Hannah McNulty reports:
Twenty-five "deserving" people from the Scottish Borders have won tickets to ride on one of the first trains of the new Borders Railway.
Residents had been asked to nominate local people, who they felt deserved a ticket because of, for example, their community work.
All of the winners will be presented with their Golden Tickets on Saturday 5 September - the day before the new Borders Railway opens to the public.
The winners are:
- Chirnside - Karen Wallace
- Darnick - Karen Smith
- Earlston - Judith Burton, Steven Reid
- Galashiels - Annika Hynes, Gladys Mein, Robert Hogarth, Tomasz Ryniecki, Lisa Scott & Nicky Jack
- Hawick - Kaymarie Hughes, Logan Kennedy, Paula Smith, Sheila Jackson, Warren Law
- Kelso - David Quarrie
- Newtown St Boswells - Shona Pringle
- Peebles - John Swanson, Julie Simpson
- Selkirk - Jan Allison, Teresa Colbert
- St Boswells - Carla How, Helen Kirkland
- Tweedbank - Lyn Riley, Moira Mitchell
- West Linton - Scott Murray
We have had a tremendous response to the Golden Ticket competition, and the selection panel had to make some difficult decisions to come up with the final list.
I look forward to welcoming all Golden Ticket recipients onto the trains on 5 September, which is going to be a historic and exciting day.”
Tickets for the Borders Railway are now on sale at the correct price... after a technical glitch earlier this week.
The fault prevented people being able to book ahead for when the line opens in September.
ScotRail said it was due to a problem with The Trainline website.
ScotRail has announced the prices for the new Borders Railway, set to open in September.
The most expensive journey is an Adult Anytime Return from Tweedbank to Edinburgh at £16, with a Single costing £10.
A Weekly Season Ticket will cost £64.
The full list of prices can be found here.
Passengers have been urged not to buy their tickets until Friday 19 June.
A technical glitch with a website means passengers haven't been able to book train tickets for the Borders Railway when it opens in September.
Jenny Longden reports.
People in the Scottish Borders may have noticed something they hadn't seen for nearly 50 years last week - passenger trains being driven on the Borders Railway line.
Watch Jenny Longden's report:
A Borders man that hoped to buy a ticket for one of the first trains on the Borders Railway on September 6th says its disappointing that he still can't buy one.
The tickets were meant to go on sale on Sunday.
But due to a technology issue, they are still not available.
ScotRail has confirmed that the £30 fare being advertised for a journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank is a website mistake.
The company is keen to stress it is not a Borders Railway or ScotRail fare.
But it has warned that it is still a valid fare for another route and customers looking to book onto the Borders Railway should be aware as the price cannot currently be removed from the system.
The correct pricing is expected be available by the end of this week.
Ticket to/from further afield should be available by the end of the month.
The £30 fare is not a Borders Railway or ScotRail fare.
"It is for a journey via Berwick, and not for travel on the new Borders Railway line.
“The correct fares between Edinburgh and Tweedbank will be in the system by the end of this week, and we will update customers as soon as they are available.”