Network rail will officially take over the responsibilty to re establish a railway line between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.
Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans, will hand over the project to Network Rail, marking the start of the construction phase of the project. It will re-establish, for the first time in 40 years, a passenger railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.
Once finished the line will include 30 miles of new railway with 10 stops and 7 new stations. It aims to be a fast, efficient rail service between Scotland's capital and the Borders and expects to bring major economic and social benefit.