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Borders Railway, Newcastle

8 October, 2015 | 17:45 - 20:00

The new railway line across the board of Scotland and England.
The new railway line across the board of Scotland and England.

About this event

BAM is nearing the completion of the £200m Borders Railway contract, a major civil engineering project for Network Rail and funded by the Scottish Government.

The project re-establishes passenger railway services for the first time in over 40 years from Edinburgh through Midlothian to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders. The new line includes 30 miles of new passenger railway with 10 stops, 7 new stations and 160 bridges or crossings.

This is the largest domestic railway to be built in the UK for over 100 years and it will deliver major economic and social development opportunities – connecting people to jobs, housing, leisure and other facilities. BAM has been involved with the project since 2008 and has been developing the design and the programme with the client in an ECI process.


Claire Mansfield and Hunter Common.

BAM's engineering manager Claire Mansfield and project manager Hunter Common will provide an insight into the complex multi-disciplined scheme and talk through the ECI, design and construction stages which culminated with Her Royal Highness the Queen opening the project on the 9th of September 2015.