Edinburgh-Borders route

Edinburgh-Borders route

Coalition tensions show as Lib Dem and Tory MSPs clash over rail line

THE fault lines underneath the Lib-Con pact were exposed last night after a Lib-Dem MSP issued a fierce attack on a neighbouring Tory colleague, describing him as "stupid" and claiming he should be "ashamed" of his record on local affairs.

Transport chiefs query Borders rail link

SCOTTISH Transport chiefs have questioned the country's biggest rail project following claims its economic benefits have shrunk dramatically.

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Competition hots up for Borders railway contract

FIVE groups are to compete to build the Borders railway, with the number of initial bids appearing to confirm ministers' confidence of strong interest in the uniquely-funded project.

We've started so we'll finish – Borders rail link under way with 'Mastermind' clause

A "MASTERMIND" clause was triggered yesterday by work officially starting on the Borders Railway, committing ministers to completing the £300 million project.

New doubts over Borders rail link as majority insist they won't use it

NEW doubts have been raised about the planned Borders railway line after a Scotsman-commissioned poll showed most people living near the route are unlikely to use it.

Fears grow for Borders railway as 'untried' funding plan questioned

MINISTERS' commitment to reopening the Borders rail line has been called into question after they opted for a funding method untested for such projects.

Review of Borders rail link plan to delay finish until 2012

REOPENING the Borders rail line will be delayed another year, ministers are expected to announce tomorrow.

Rail link plans on track

TRANSPORT chiefs have appointed design engineers and environmental consultants as part of plans to build a new railway link between the Borders and Edinburgh.

Cost of rail link veers off track by 30%

A SUPPRESSED report on Scotland's planned new Borders rail line says it will cost almost 30% more that the budget approved by MSPs.

New party for the Borders

A NEW political party has been formed in the Borders, arguing the region should shape its own futures rather than hang on to "Edinburgh's coat tails".

Waverley line sparks property price boom

THE cost of property in towns earmarked for new stations on the Waverley line to the Borders has rocketed five years before the railway opens, a Scotsman investigation has found.

Fears borders train link will be derailed despite support

FEARS were raised today whether the Borders rail link will go ahead despite an overwhelming vote in favour of the project by MSPs.

Consultation on rail links

TRANSPORT chiefs are seeking the public's views on the level of service provided on cross-country rail links out of Edinburgh.

Fears for Borders rail link as MSP accused of sabotage

FRESH doubts have been cast on the full-scale reopening of the Waverley line from Edinburgh to Galashiels following a bid to allow the project to be built in phases.

Campaigners want Waverley line's Borders link scrapped

FRESH calls were today made for the new Waverley railway line to stop at Gorebridge after the project won backing from MSPs.

£151m Waverley line 'must reach Borders'

THE Waverley railway line must be rebuilt all the way from Edinburgh to the Borders and not stop short in Midlothian, MSPs said yesterday as they recommended the £151 million scheme be approved.

MSPs support scheme to reopen Borders rail link

MSPs who have been scrutinising plans to reopen the Waverley rail line from Edinburgh to the Borders today gave firm backing to the project.

New party in bid to derail Waverley line

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to the Edinburgh-Borders rail link are planning to take over a local council in an attempt to stop tracks being laid.

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