One hundred students from the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University have been given the chance to bring their studies to life with tours of the major points of construction on the Borders Railway.
The visits gave the first to fifth year university students first hand insight into the innovative construction techniques and state-of-the-art equipment being used to construct the new line.
Hugh Wark, Network Rail Project Director, said: “The Borders Railway project is one of Scotland’s biggest infrastructure projects for many years, it is therefore really important that we share and educate the next generation of engineers whenever possible throughout this project.
“We were delighted to be able to facilitate the visit, especially so given that some of the engineers on the project studied at Heriot-Watt University. We would like to thank BAM for organising the tour and taking the timeout from a busy schedule to accommodate the students.”