• June 2013

    With around 1.5 million tonnes of spoil to be excavated along the Borders Railway route, earthworks have been the main priority for the project during the relatively settled weather in spring and early summer.

  • April 2013

    Main construction of the Borders Railway officially commences. First works involve excavations on the northern section of the line.

  • 27 March 2013

    Anniversary of the Beeching Report which led to the closure of the Waverley route. Fifty years later, the Borders Railway project is on the verge of once again enabling trains to run through Midlothian and the Borders.

  • October 2012

    Mining remediation works underway.

    Transfer of Responsibility from Transport Scotland to Network Rail signed.

  • July 2012

    Eskbank footbridge removed.

  • May 2012

    Demolition work at Beechbank Place,Galashiels begins.

  • 2011

    Network Rail announced as partner to undertake construction of the railway.

  • 2010

    Advance works begin

  • 2008

    Role of Authorised Undertaker, in agreement with the Waverley Rail Partnership, was successfully moved to Transport Scotland.  The Waverley Railway Project became known as the Borders Railway Project.

  • 2006

    The Bill given Royal Assent and became the Waverley Railway (Scotland) Act 2006.

  • 2003

    Order to get authorisation to rebuild the railway. The Waverley Railway Bill was lodged with the Scottish Parliament.

  • 1999

    Scottish Executive commissioned a Feasibility Study into the re-opening of the Waverley line between Edinburgh and Carlisle.

  • 1969

    Waverley Line is closed