Full review and £14m improvement package

SCOTLAND’S transport minister Humza Yousaf has announced a review as well as a £14million package of improvements on the first anniversary of the reopening of Borders Railway.

No. 46100 Royal Scot at Tweedbank after arrival with a steam special from Edinburgh Waverley on August 14. IONA BUTLIN
No. 46100 Royal Scot at Tweedbank after arrival with a steam special from Edinburgh Waverley on August 14. IONA BUTLIN

With well in excess of one million passengers having used the line – actual figures were due as we closed for press –
Mr Yousaf said: “Not only has the railway linked communities in the Borders and Midlothian with the wider Scottish rail network for the first time in 46 years, but the increased accessibility has breathed new life into the region, boosting tourism and employment opportunities.

“Performance on this line in my view has not been acceptable.”

Read more in October’s edition of The RM

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