Community drop-in events for Borders Railway underway

Borders Railway line still being worked on at Stow.
Borders Railway line still being worked on at Stow.

Borders Railway is hosting a new series of community drop-in sessions this month, starting on Thursday at Gala Rugby Club.

The events will give residents the opportunity to view detailed railway plans and to ask questions of members of the project team about the construction process.

Details are: Thursday - Gala Rugby Club, 4 to 7pm; Monday - Old Gala House, 1 to 7pm; Tuesday - Macfie Hall, Heriot, 4 to 7pm; Monday, June 24 - Fountainhall Village Hall, 4 to 7pm; Thursday, June 27 - Stow Town Hall, 4 to 7pm.

Network Rail’s first phase of community drop-ins across Midlothian and the Borders during autumn last year attracted more than 1,200 local residents.

Craig Bowman, communications manager, Network Rail, said: “The works have started in earnest now and are much more visible to the public than before so we are keen to give local people another chance to speak to members of the project team and the detailed designs for the railway we now have available.”