Month: October 2012

It’s official

Network Rail this afternoon announced that the the official signing of the transfer of responsibility for the construction of the Borders Railway from Transport Scotland to Network Rail will take place on Tuesday 6th November at the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange: “Keith Brown MSP, the Minister for Transport and Veterans, will be in attendance and […]

31st October 2012 is the big day!

As you will see in this news story by Scotland on Sunday, the long-awaited announcement is now expected on Wednesday:   The paper also carried a lead feature about the return of the railway, in which a recent ‘Waverley Route Wander’ by CBR activists Bill Jamieson and David Spaven – from Gorebridge to Fountainhall – received unexpected […]

Notice of CBR AGM

The Campaign for Borders Rail 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held in the National Mining Museum at Newtongrange at 19.30 on Tuesday, 6th November. The Speaker will be Dr Ann Glen who will give a presentation on the re-opening of the Airdrie-Bathgate line. CBR is seeking nominations for replacements for the posts of Chair, […]

More misinformation from MSPs

Campaigners have got used to misinformation from John Lamont MSP, who describes the new railway as the “Galashiels Railway Project” – ignoring the benefits it will bring to a wide swathe of the Central Borders through bus-rail interchange and park-and-ride – but his latest effort plumbs the depths. A spurious new story in the Hawick […]