The first train in over forty years arrived in Galashiels as the Borders Railway line reached the centre of the town.
Construction will continue over the next few months until the line reaches Tweedbank, where it will end.
It is is due to open on September 6
More than forty years after services on the Waverley Line ended, the first train has returned to Galashiels.
Track laying on the new Borders Railway line has reached the centre of the town.
The line, which will eventually end at Tweedbank, is due to open on September 6.
Businesses have been invited to a meeting to hear about the potential economic benefits of the new Borders Railway.
The meeting takes place in Galashiels today, and it's being held by Abellio, the company that will operate the railway when it opens in September.
Work has restarted on the final phase of the Borders Railway following a break over Christmas and New Year.
It will see the last five miles of the route completed, with about 34 miles of the track already laid.
The completion of the track should see a reduction in the number of Heavy Goods Vehicles on roads in the area:
The line is expected be fully operational in eight months time.
Work has resumed on the £353 million Borders Railway, after a serious injury to a worker last Tuesday.
The 49-year-old man from Irvine, in Ayrshire, was unloading concrete railway sleepers when he was struck on the leg.
He was transferred from Borders General Hospital to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for emergency surgery following the accident.
Work on the site at Galashiels was suspended while investigations took place, but resumed on Monday.
The accident is not expected to delay the overall construction of the railway, which is due to open to passengers in September next year.
Alex Salmond is visiting the Scottish Borders today.
He'll be in Melrose to talk about the benefits the new Borders Railway will bring to the region.
The outgoing First Minister will be replaced by Nicola Sturgeon later this week.
The Campaign for Borders Rail has its annual general meeting today.
A wide range of speakers will talk about the past, present and future of the Borders Railway Project.
At a meeting tonight in Galashiels there will be a chance for people to put their questions to the speakers.
New train and bus links will bring new jobs to the Borders. That was the hope today of business leaders who gathered in Galashiels to see the latest phase of the Borders Railway Project.
A new bus interchange is being added to the system to spread the benefits more widely, as Derek Proud reports.
Work to build the Borders Railway has entered its most important stage, as track laying gets underway.
30 miles of track will be put down from Edinburgh to Tweedbank over the next two weeks.
The rail installation works were officially launched near Edinburgh this morning.
Jenny Longden was there.
Work has begun to lay track along the route of the new Borders Railway.
It's a major milestone for the project, which is still on track to be running by September next year. Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown joined Network Rail bosses to officially launch this important phase of the project this morning.