Midlothian drop-ins announced as Borders Railway takes shape

One year on after the start of construction, Midlothian residents are invited to find out how the Borders Railway is taking shape at two new drop-in meetings in Newtongrange and Danderhall.

The drop-in events have been arranged by the Borders Railway team to help inform local residents about the latest developments in their area, which have most recently included the construction of a new road between Millerhill and Old Dalkeith Road (via Shawfair) and the Hardengreen Viaduct.  The drop-in meetings will also provide an opportunity for residents to find out more information regarding future works including transferring the A720 back to its original alignment and station works.

Borders Railway staff will be on hand to answer any queries. There will also be up-to-date work programmes, photos and maps and plans available to look at.

The drop-in sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday 2nd April, 4-8pm,The Dean Tavern, Newtongrange
  • Thursday 10th April, 3-7pm, Danderhall Community Centre

Craig Bowman, Communications Manager, Borders Railway, said:  “The landscape across Midlothian has changed significantly since construction began a year ago with new roads, bridges and station site excavations. We want to offer local people the chance to speak to the project team face to face and find out more about future works in the area and how it may affect them.  

Residents who are unable to attend can contact the Borders Railway project via the website, email or helpline:

Web: www.bordersrailway.co.uk 

E: info@bordersrailway.co.uk

Tel:  0845 604 4146