In 1849, the Waverley Line ran from Edinburgh to the Borders and was later extended to Carlisle. However, following the publication of the Beeching Report, the line was announced for closure, with the final train running on the route in 1969.
With the establishment of the devolved Scottish Parliament in 1999, the newly formed Scottish Executive authorised an independent feasibility study to consider whether it would be possible to re-open the Waverley Line. The findings suggested that there would be justification for a line to the Central Borders with wider economic, social and environmental benefits identified within the study.
Thirty seven years after the closure of the Waverley Line, The Waverley Railway (Scotland) Act, received Royal Assent in July 2006, granting the powers to construct a railway from Newcraighall in Midlothian to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders – a substantial part of the original route.
For most of the route, the original course of the former line will be followed.
The Paisley Rail corridor is one of the busiest commuter routes in Scotland. Due to growth in demand, it has long been recognised as part of the network that would benefit from increased capacity.
Network Rail are modernising the Great Western route, which will create a fster, more reliable and enhanced passanger experience.
In 1849, the ‘Waverley Line’ ran from Edinburgh to the Borders and was later extended to Carlisle. However, following the publication of the Beeching Report, the line was announced for closure, with the final train running on the route in 1969.
Aqua is please to announce that they have won the award to supply Carillion with drainage materials for the re-instalment of the old Airdrie to Bathgate rail link. This prestigious project includes catch-pits, pipes and geotextiles amounting to £2million worth material.
Network Rail in Wales last year published a wish list of projects it hopes will be funded in CP6, which included the regeneration of the train station. In 2013 the station accommodated 13 million passengers, but is forecast to reach 22 million by 2023 and 32 million by 2043.
Approached by the incumbert contractor, we were asked to assist with the design and supply of a culvert extension for Bunns Lane, Wiltshire.
Amalgamated Construction requested a site visit from an Aqua representative to investigate the options available to extend an existing culvert to repair a collapsed embankment.
Construction and design challenges have provided the catalyst for yet more innovative construction at Clay Mills. Installing Pre-fabricated HDPE manholes is a major step forward for the UK water industry.
The will be £40m investment into modernising the Tyne and Wear Metro system, this project will happen over the next 12 months.
The site of the drainage was a tight 6ft with the catch-pit touching the cut-back sleeper. Originally the catch-pits consisted of concrete base and frames.
The Aberdeen to Inverness rail improvement project is being delivered in phases which aim to provide a wide variety of benefits.