Passengers take to the rails on newly completed £294million transport link

The first passenger trains in almost half a century are now operating between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

The Scottish Government’s £294million Borders Railway is the longest domestic line to be built in the UK in over 100 years and has been delivered on time and on budget.

And the inaugural ScotRail services have now run between Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh Waverley, bringing this long-awaited project to life 46 years after the original line – known as the Waverley Line – was torn out in the infamous Beeching cuts. To read more on this, follow this link.