The Borders Railway has reached the second anniversary of its official opening by the Queen. More than 2.6m people have travelled on the 31-mile route between Tweedbank and Edinburgh. VisitScotland said it had had a 'massive impact' on the local economy and brought in new visitors. There have been repeated calls for the line to be extended to Carlisle and a transport study is currently looking at the feasibility of that work.
More than 2.6m people have travelled on the line between Tweedbank and Edinburgh since it opened.