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    Project Update - August

    The construction of the railway is fast approaching its next phase as structures are completed and station works are well underway. The team is prepared for a busy August with sleepers positioned beside the railway, ballast stock piled along much of the route and switch and crossing units arriving throughout the month.

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    The Borders Railway project has reached another major construction milestone after the first section of concrete slab track – an alternative to traditional ballast – was laid in Bowshank Tunnel, near Galashiels.

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    Borders Railway Structures Video

    Watch our latest video about the 140 bridges, tunnels and structures being transformed and built along the Borders Railway route.

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As construction moves forward we continue to engage with local communities along the line, increasing awareness of the route and the benefits that it will have for residents.

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