Rail reassurance

The Campaign for Borders Rail welcomes the recent letter from Keith Brown, minister for housing and transport, restating the new Scottish Government’s continued support for the Borders railway project.

It will ensure for the first time in more than 40 years that people living in the Borders and Lothians can benefit from a direct rail link connecting the regions to the capital and the Scottish rail network.

The Campaign for Borders Rail also welcomes the sight of the on-going preparatory works being carried out on the route of the line and, in particular, the major works taking place at the north end of the route at Millerhill Yard to connect the new line to the existing network.

Lorne Anton

(chair, Campaign for Borders Rail)