New Central Hub for Borders Railway Project
Newtongrange will become the busy northern hub for the Borders Railway project over the next few weeks as over 130 members of the team move into new offices in Victoria Park Industrial Estate, which will now act as the projects new base until the railway is completed in 2015.
Located next to the National Mining Museum Scotland in Newtongrange, the new office will act as a base for employees of Network Rail and BAM (the main Borders Railway contractor) working on the project. Staff will include administration and finance teams, project directors, design coordinators, environmental experts and communications staff. BAM construction teams will be based in site offices at Millerhill, Fountainhall and Galashiels.
The location of the Newtongrange office was chosen so that staff are within easy reach of the new line.
Hugh Wark, Network Rail Project Director for the Borders Railway project, said: “The new office will provide one central location for our core teams to be based, allowing them a platform to share information and updates easily. It will also allow our people easy access to the new route for those ever increasing site visits that are now beginning to take place.”
Stuart MacKay, Communications Manager for BAM said, “It’s great to have a new hub in a central location along the Borders Railway route. From here we can get on-site more easily, whenever necessary and we’re really looking forward to working alongside our Network Rail colleagues more closely.”