Railway line between Edinburgh and Berwick set for £5.7m upgrades

Network Rail

A £5.7 million project is to get underway to improve track and drainage on the line between Edinburgh and Berwick.

The Scotland’s Railway and Network Rail project will see 820 yards of drainage improvements at various locations between Reston and Drem will completed.

Engineers will also replace 3.8 miles of ‘worn’ railway track with new stone ballast, sleepers, and rails, with more than 30 engineering trains being deployed. At the same time, vegetation works will be taking place with teams cutting back overhanging trees and bushes.

Liam Sumpter,  Network Rail route director for Scotland, said, “The work we are undertaking is vital for the long-term future reliability of the line. Our engineers will be working around-the-clock to complete these complex projects as quickly as possible.

“We understand the inconvenience these works will cause to some passengers and residents and we thank them for their patience. We are committed to completing this work quickly and limiting disruption where possible.”