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Transport Scotland confident over Borders Railway

Transport Scotland is still confident the Borders Railway project will open on budget by 2014, despite Scottish media reports suggesting it could be delayed.

Reports in Scotland suggest the project could be delayed after two of the three bidders have withdrawn from the scheme with only contractor Bam tendering for the works.

However, a Transport Scotland spokesman said the timescales referred to in the media this week were “consistent with our programme for delivering the Borders Railway on budget and by 2014”.

Transport Scotland said once discussions with Bam over project price finish early next year, this will trigger the start of preparatory works, followed by main works construction by the same contractor.


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