Penicuik rail study back on track

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PLANS to investigate a railway link to Penicuik are back on track.

Midlothian Council has asked Heriot-Watt University to carry out a desk-top study of a proposed route.

The rail link will also be considered in the consultation process for the Midlothian Local Plan.

In August, councillors were told that the proposed railway line could give a major boost to the Bilston/Loanhead corridor, which houses 30 per cent of Midlothian’s population.

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