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1811 By 51 Geo. III., c. 133, of May 31st, 1811, a railway on the Anglo-Scottish border, running from Spittal, via Coldstream to Kelso, was sanctioned. It was, however, never built.
The Act for its construction was noteworthy in that, for the first time, a charge for passengers was authorised. This was done by Sec. 55, which recited that for every carriage conveying passengers or light goods or parcels not exceeding 5 cwt., such sums could be charged as the company should appoint, but not exceeding 2d. per mile. A bridge was to be erected over the Tweed at Coldstream, which was to be available for vehicular and foot traffic.
The company was dissolved prior to any of the planned railway being built, as a result of various disagreements amongst directors regarding issues such as land purchase and the cost of the proposed bridge over the Tweed.
1824 December 1st. At a meeting held in Edinburgh £22,550 was subscribed, in addition to £32,000 subscribed before towards carrying into effect the railway projected many years ago to pass from Kelso to Berwick. 
c.1849 the line was constructed