Borders Railway goes from strength to strength. Time for another revival?

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An assessment of the value of the Borders Railway was published last year. It showed major benefits for the area. See this for more:

Regenerating Scotland’s economy by reopening rail lines

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43173456

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:

Why Scotland’s North-east railway line, from Aberdeen through Fraserburgh to Peterhead, should be re-opened

A feasibility study was mentioned last November but I’ve seen nothing since.

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2 thoughts on “Borders Railway goes from strength to strength. Time for another revival?

  1. Ludo Thierry February 26, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    That’s an impressive haul of ‘saved’ car journeys. Many of them would have been pretty hefty mileage and often a single person in car. The good effect the new Borders’ Railway is having is very pleasing. As you suggest – scope for further railway developments yet.

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