Midlothian railway plan commitment

REINTRODUCING railway services through Midlothian to the Borders could incur capital costs up to £295 million.

The figure was confirmed last week in the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure and Investment Plan, which details up to £60 billion of spending until 2030.

The plan states that the capital value for reinstatement of the former Waverley Line between Edinburgh and Tweedbank will be between £235-£295 million (in 2012 prices), with an additional capped contribution from the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and Scottish Borders councils.

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