WAVERLEY LINE BILL PASSED
The Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (for the background to which see Nos 257, 418, 445, 502) was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 June 2006, by 114 votes to one, with one abstention. A last-minute attempt to have the Act authorize the building of the line in stages only was defeated. The project is costed at £155 million (watch this space). Work is expected to commence shortly, with completion scheduled for 2011 (again, watch this space). It will run from Newcraighall (by Edinburgh) to Tweedbank, south of Galashiels.