Today’s Edinburgh Evening News takes the report which Saturday’s Herald used to try to discredit the Borders Railway – and sees the positive side of the story!
Under the headline ‘Borders rail link could cut 530,000 road trips’ the paper quotes author (and CBR Life Member) David Spaven on various angles ignored by the Herald:
“There has been a tendency to be over pessimistic about the number of passengers who will use the new railway and we know from experience that many rail reopening schemes have done enormously better than forecast.
“Because of the limits of modelling, it probably doesn’t pick up on what the railway can do in terms of tourism – with the massive number of tourists in Edinburgh looking for other things to do, there is scope for attracting them to Sir Walter Scott country – Tweedbank is just a mile from Abbotsford. I doubt whether that has been factored in.”
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