The Scotsman reviews rail re-opening progress

Following yesterday’s launch of substantive engineering works, The Scotsman today reviews the progress of the rail re-opening project, quoting CBR Chair Simon Walton and rail consultant/author (and CBR member) David Spaven. In contrast to the many stories about the ‘troubled’ Borders Railway in past years, the tone of coverage is now noticeably more positive!

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/transport/350m-borders-railway-work-begins-1-2901446

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CBR welcomes start of construction – and looks ahead

CBR Chair Simon Walton welcomes the start of construction works, and looks forward to the next phase of the re-opening campaign, south from Tweedbank, in today’s press release:

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Construction work is officially launched!

Another milestone in the return of the railway was reached today, with Transport Minister Keith Brown officially launching the start of substantive construction works, as reported by The Scotsman:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/350m-borders-railway-work-begins-1-2901446

Borders Railway engineering drawings on the web

London-based CBR activist Nick Bethune has kindly drawn our attention to the fact that the full set of engineering drawings for the Borders Railway has been posted on the web – more evidence that the railway really is coming, in case you were rubbing your eyes and asking if it really was true after all!

http://www.bordersrailway.co.uk/maps-plans.aspx