The Anonymous Widower

Tracing The New Borders Railway

A friend and I traced the new Borders Railway from it’s terminus at Tweedbank, back into Edinburgh.

It certainly looks like the opening date won’t be far off the planned one of September 6th, 2015.

To my untrained eye, it looks like they’ve done a superb design and engineering job to squeeze the new railway through some of the places it serves like Galashiels. Especially, as the railway is being built ready for electrification and with a loading gauge that could take the largest freight. On the Borders Railway web site, they say they have no plans to carry freight at present, but in the future an important project may create a freight need, so it is wise not to rule it out.

In all the pictures you will not see any level crossings. The Borders Railway has been built without them, as they are too much of a safety risk.

March 13, 2015 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


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