Network rail and contractor Bam Nuttall have this week begun construction on the new Borders Railway line in Scotland.
Work will begin with excavation to create a line through Monktonhall and to prepare the site for a station at Shawfair.
“Our delivery of the Borders railway is bringing communities along the route back into the rail network for the first time in over 40 years,” said transport minister Keith Brown. “The start of construction works is a hugely exciting milestone and will allow those communities to witness the scheme coming to life.”
The Borders Railway will enter service in 2015, creating a passenger link between Edinburgh and Tweedbank through Midlothian for the first time in 40 years.