An assessment of the value of the Borders Railway was published last year. It showed major benefits for the area. See this for more:
Now, in its second year, research by the Borders Railway Blueprint Group, reported on the BBC website, has identified continued benefits:
- overall travel on the line up 9.5% compared with year one
- the majority of commuters start or end their journey in Edinburgh
- 36 000 estimated car journeys saved annually
- evidence of the railway having an influence on people moving their house or changing job
The BBC report did, of course, mention one or two negatives, but I’ll leave them there.
The success of the Border Railway has prompted other proposals including this:
A feasibility study was mentioned last November but I’ve seen nothing since.