It is just over a year until the Borders Railway will officially open to passengers but work is already underway to highlight the dangers of the line to children that live near by. Amy Dunsmuir reports.
Network Rail have found a novel way to teach children about rail safety.
Children from Langlee Primary in Galashiels have been using somewhat unusual methods to learn about the dangers of playing on rail tracks, using music and dance to get the message across.
"The message has been absolutely brilliant, they have made it really clear for the children because it has all been done through drama and, obviously different kinds of movement.
It is sort of imbedding it in the learning. They are just so excited but they know the message know which is so vital."
While work on the £350million project is continuing this scheme will reach out to other children in the area.
So far one and a half thousand children from fifteen different primary schools have had a session like this one, in the hope of reducing unnecessary casualties.
"Sadly people die on the railway every year from trespass related accidents and that is something we want to try and address from, even before we start running trains on the route, on the Borders Railway line."
The line is expected to open in the autumn of next year, and the people behind this scheme hope the children will continue to remember what they have learned.
Michael Portillo speaks of his Settle Carlisle experience:
It's one of the World's Greatest Railway Journeys - and it was the line that refused to die.
The Settle Carlisle route was saved exactly 25 years ago and today flags were out as a special train made its way north from Leeds to Cumbria.
On board the celebration service were some of the campaigners who helped keep the scenic route open.
Fiona Armstrong joined them - and one famous face - on the memorable trip north…
A train carrying passengers celebrating 25 years since the Carlisle Settle route was saved arrived in Carlisle earlier this afternoon.
The train's journey began in Leeds at 9:32am this morning, 11 April.
It called at Shipley, Skipton, Settle and Appleby before arriving into Carlisle.
Former Transport Secretary, Michael Portillo, was on board. He made the final decision to save the line on this date in 1989.
The Carlisle Settle line was saved from closer 25 years ago today.
This footage is taken from a 1982 documentary voiced by Alan Cartner on the railway line.
Celebrations are due to begin to mark 25 years since the Carlisle to Settle railway line was saved.
It had been threatened with closure since the early 1980s until Michael Portillo, the transport secretary at the time, saved it.
A commemorative train ride will take place later this morning.
The new Tweed Valley Railway Path between Peebles and Innerleithen will be officially opened today by Scottish Environment Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.
The path, which follows the former railway line, will provide opportunities for walking, cycling and horse-riding.
Celebrations are being held for the 175th anniversary of the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line.
A special historical service will leave for Carlisle at 11.22am.
"We are delighted to celebrate the 175 years of Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle.
"The railway opened in parts from 1836, construction starting in 1830 and was the first coast to coast route in the world."
It is the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK and opened in 1838.