Borders Railway wildlife protected

Team members working on the new Borders Railway are working hard to protect the local wildlife situated along the new route line.

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Network Rail vow to protect conservation area

Tweed Viaduct in the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV News Border

The Tweed viaduct crossing the River Tweed is an area of special conservation under EU regulations, due to the presence of protected species.

Brook Lampreys and Atlantic salmon can be seen in this stretch of the river, and protected flowers and plants grow on the banks.

The Borders railway route is scenic and popular with walkers Credit: ITV News Border

Network Rail are working with Environmental Groups, such as SEPA, to make sure they disturb wildlife as little as possible while building the Waverley line.

Tweed Viaduct Credit: ITV News Border

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