Letter: Warning signs

One important lesson to be learned from the Edinburgh trams disaster is that all work on the Borders rail line must stop immediately otherwise it is destined to suffer from the same escalating costs' saga.

Unlike, I suspect, many of your other correspondents on the subject, I was a regular passenger on the Waverley railway line in the 1960s until its forced closure.

At that time many passengers used the railway only in the winter months, finding travel by road more attractive, and this affected the passenger revenue figure used in the argument to close the line.

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If the rail line goes ahead, I fear it will suffer the same fate. Politicians aren't good at learning lessons from the past, but on this occasion I trust they will.

David W Elder

Knox Place

Haddington, East Lothian