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Borders Railway. Connecting People And Places.

In September 2015, the Borders Railway passenger services ran for the first time since 1969, between Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. The benefits of better transport connectivity will continue to spread across Midlothian and the Scottish Borders over the coming years.

The region will experience significant economic and population growth from new and affordable housing, commercial and tourism development, a diversifying business base, and new demand for learning and skills.

The Borders Railway will be a transformational piece of infrastructure for the Scottish Borders. It will provide a huge boost to businesses like ours, bringing new customers and new opportunities to showcase our products!

JOHN HENDERSON

Owner, Born in the Borders

Tweedbank to Edinburgh in under an hour

Tweedbank

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33 million of benefits for the economy

As the longest new domestic railway to be constructed in Britain for over 100 years, the Borders Railway supports the Scottish Government’s strategy of ensuring that transport connections are strengthened and made more reliable to maximise opportunities for employment, business, tourism and leisure.

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