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Station’s on-line petition

An online petition calling for the opening of Reston Station has been signed by hundreds of people after being started at the weekend.

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A view of Berwick Upon Tweed from the East Coast mainline

A local Edinburgh to Newcastle rail service

The success of the Borders Railway in driving economic development could be repeated in Berwickshire if a local rail service is introduced.

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Better rail links for Berwick and between Edinburgh and Newcastle will be discussed at a meeting in Berwick next week.

Berwick’s rail links under discussion

A public meeting on rail connectivity between Edinburgh and Newcastle will be used to promote Berwick’s rail links and position as a commuter town.

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Barrie Forrest at the site of the old Reston Station.

Rail campaigners keep up the pressure

Work has started on determining the capacity of the east coast rail line and the study should be completed by April/May next year.

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New road studs on the A1 in Berwickshire.

Motorists views on new A1 road studs are sought

Eleven thousands homes between Grantshouse and Berwick are about to receive a questionnaire asking for residents’ views on the impact of the A1 solar powered LED road studs at nine junctions.

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The taxi rank at Channel St, Galashiels

Borderers are asked to give their views on future taxi fares

Borderers are being urged to have their say on taxi fares as part of a public consultation on the issue.

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From left, Carlisle councillor Colin Glover, ScotRail's Alex Hynes, Borders MSP Rachel Hamilton and Hawick provost Watson McAteer at the Campaign for Borders Rail's 2017 annual meeting.

Full steam ahead for Borders Railway extension bid

Pressure is mounting for the English and Scottish governments to agree to have the Borders Railway extended into Cumbria.

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Politics could derail Reston station plans

Politics could derail Reston station plans

Delays to trains stopping at Reston and East Linton again are beginning to look increasingly likely before such services have even begun.

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Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston.

Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston, to be shut for 10 weeks for £690,000 revamp

Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston, is to be closed for 10 weeks to allow major refurbishment and strengthening works to be carried out.

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The A697 further south, near Powburn.

Tributes paid to Galashiels motorcyclist killed in A697 crash

Tributes have been paid to a Borders motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car in Northumberland.

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A Virgin Train on the East Coast mainline

East coast mainline study not necessary

Pressure is being put on the Scottish Transport Minister by local politicians to take a lead in moving the re-opening of Reston station forward.

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A train near Stow on the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway making all the write moves, say award judges

The Borders Railway has got the write stuff, according to the judges of a national competition.

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A train at Stow on the Borders Railway.

End could be in sight to Borders Railway cash dispute

An end could be in sight to a long legal battle over damage caused during the construction of the Borders Railway.

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A Borders Railway service at Newtongrange.

Borders Railway failing to yield housing boost predicted for region

The coming of the Borders Railway has so far failed to yield a predicted boom in private housebuilding here – in stark contrast to the position in next-door Midlothian.

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A Borders Railway train at Newtongrange.

Enterprise boss backing Borders Railway extension campaign

Scottish Enterprise chairman Bob Keiller has added his voice to calls for an extension of the Borders Railway.

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New traffic islands have already been created on the A7 at Hawick, and further improvements to the road are to follow soon.

Work to start soon on danger bends on A7 in Borders

Work on a £240,000 package of measures aimed at cutting accidents on the A7 trunk road between Galashiels and the English border is due to begin within the next two months.

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Flowers left as a tribute to Hawick's Leon Ali following his death on the A698 in November.

Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

A dozen people were killed in road accidents in the Borders last year, the highest death toll for seven years, a meeting heard this week.

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The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk next week.

A7 to be closed overnight south of Selkirk for roadworks

The A7 is to be closed overnight south of Selkirk all next week for roadworks.

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David Carney driving his car through Duns the day before the tragedy.

Jim Clark Rally death crash driver tells of horror at seeing accident victim knocked into air

The driver of the car involved in the crash that killed three people watching 2014’s Jim Clark Rally in the Borders has told an inquiry of his horror at seeing one of the accident victims “flying in the air”.

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The A7 at Stow.

Motorist killed in 
A7 crash near Stow

A motorist was killed in a collision on the A7 north of Stow yesterday, August 10.

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