The passenger statistics, as reported by BBC News in an article on the reopened Lawrencekirk Station, are almost double those predicted. This may well indicate that passenger projections for the Borders Railway are likely to be significantly underestimated.
Five bidders are lined up to compete to build the Borders railway – see this article in the Scotsman.
NEWS RELEASE Railway ‘Could Bring £500K New Spend’ To Borders Economy Every Year The Campaign for Borders Rail  has today (Wednesday 17th) launched a new initiative to ensure that the planned Borders Railway taps into the tourist charter train market, which could bring £500,000 of new spend into the Borders economy every year.  […]
Welcome to CBR’s News Blog, which will provide a platform for the most current news and views on the progress of the Borders Railway project. Look out for the first news posting on Wednesday 17th February, which will feature our latest campaign initiative – to get the best possible Tweedbank terminus for the new railway.