Rolling hills of the Borders signal a transport revolution as rail line is reborn
The reopening of the Waverley railway, axed in 1969, shows that trains are increasingly seen as the solution to Britain’s infrastructure troubles
At Shawfair, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, a remarkable civil engineering project is unfolding. On land once covered with slag heaps and old mine buildings, a new complex of roundabouts is being constructed and ground is being cleared ready for more than 4,000 homes to be built in the next few years.
It is a classic new town development – though this one has one unexpected feature. At its heart lies an old railway line that was closed because it was considered to be a waste of resources. Today its reopening is viewed as a vital component in the creation of Shawfair – and for the regeneration of the region.
Source: Guardian Transport