Don’t fence us in
On mainland Europe, I’ve yet to see a single palisade lining a railway, even alongside main lines carrying 14-coach high-speed intercity expresses.
Yet here in Scotland, mile upon successive mile of high-security fences swathes the trackside.
Try the Airdrie to Bathgate line for such unscenic value, or the Perth-Dundee line.
These security fences do nothing at all to create customer attraction, nor railway enhancement.
On the otherwise splendid Borders line, they uglify our new railway.