Second anniversary of Borders Railway marked [BBC News]





Date: 09/09/2017

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.


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More than 2.6m people have travelled on the line between Tweedbank and Edinburgh since it opened.

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The crowds continue to enjoy the Borders Railway throughout the brilliantly sunny opening day as the 1404 from Edinburgh arrives at Galashiels on 6th September 2015.
Location: Galashiels
Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
06/09/2015 Colin McDonald
'Hello! It's good to be back!' The first scheduled passenger train on the Borders Railway calls at Newtongrange on 6 September 2015 on its way from Tweedbank to Edinburgh.
Location: Newtongrange
Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
06/09/2015 John Furnevel
The first track-laying train on the Borders Railway - just before 10.00 on a dreich Monday 6th October, the Dutch track-laying train begins inching its way south from Newcraighall, propelled by a GB Railfreight Class 66. Track laying up to this point (with 60 ft rails) had been by means of cranes and other mobile equipment. Work on the new Edinburgh and Midlothian food waste recycling plant is underway on the far side of the line with Millerhill loco stabling point in the background.
Location: Newcraighall South Junction
Company: Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
06/10/2014 David Spaven