Milestone reached as bridge at Newton Village erected

The last bridge erected over the Borders rail line
The last bridge erected over the Borders rail line

The £294million Borders railway project has reached another important milestone ahead of its official opening in September.

The final bridge has been installed as part of construction of the new 30-mile route.

Ninety-five bridges have been refurbished and 42 new bridges constructed on the railway between Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.

The lastest construction is the footbridge at Harelaw, which provides a connection from Newton Village to the new station at Shawfair.

The rail line, which was last used in the late 1960s, will feature 10 stops including seven new stations - four of which will be in Midlothian.

Passengers will be able to travel direct from Tweedbank to Edinburgh Waverley. Trains will run every half hour at peak times and journey times between Tweedbank and Edinburgh are expected to take less than an hour

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