All aboard Scotland’s new Borders Railway
The UK’s longest new domestic railway for 100 years aims to promote the charms of south-east Scotland to tourists who normally head straight for the Highlands
If you didn’t win a Willy Wonka-esque Golden Ticket in the recent competition, you won’t be aboard the first departure of the Borders Railway train on Saturday. Normal (paying) customers can travel on the longest new domestic line constructed in a century – from Sunday.
To celebrate the opening, three VIP trains will run on Saturday, between stations decked out with bunting, bands and marquees … A fair bit of fanfare, with the Queen officially opening the line on 9 September. The lucky passengers will be those who found a golden ticket inside special chocolate bars created by local chocolatier Cocoa Black.
Source: Guardian Transport