Transport Scotland today advised that the handover of the Borders Railway project to Network Rail will now take place early in the week commencing 5th November – not tomorrow.
Just last week Transport Scotland advised Scotland on Sunday’s Transport Correspondent, Alastair Dalton, that:
“In response to the delivery date of the Borders project, we are currently finalising the commercial terms of the contract with Network Rail for handover to them of the scheme delivery, and expect to conclude those discussions later this month [October].”
Not unnaturally, he assumed the announcement couldn’t be later than Wednesday 31st October!
Keep that champagne on ice…