The safety of those involved in the construction
of the Borders Railway and the local communities
along the route are our top priority.


Network Rail has established the Borders Railway joint community safety communications group.

The working group, coordinated by Scottish Community Safety Network, will meet quarterly to discuss the community safety issues which may arise during the construction of the new Borders Railway.

The meetings areattended by representatives from Network Rail, SCSN, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders Council, British Transport Police, Lothian & Borders Police, Fire and Rescue Service and the Borders Railway main contractor, BAM.

The working group will operate throughout the duration of the project and will focus on the following key areas:

  • Construction site safety
  • Rail safety
  • Theft
  • Road safety
  • Vandalism

The group will then engage with the public through a variety of methods to highlight these important safety messages.

British Transport Police

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police is the national police force for Britain’s railways and a team of dedicated officers will be working in partnership with Network Rail, BAM and members of the Borders Community Safety Communications Group to deliver a safe Borders Railway that is free from disruption and crime. The team of officers will identify and establish effective ways of working within the footprint of the Borders Railway, whilst engaging with local communities, stakeholders and other agencies, seeking a consistency of approach to matters affecting the construction of the railway and any associated metal theft.

 For more information on the BTP please visit their website

Anyone affected by the
construction of the railway
can contact us by telephone
or email.

By Telephone

0845 604 4146