2.  This could be interpreted as physical difficulty (i.e. too difficult to step from the platform to the train) or difficulty getting on the train due to capacity issues.


4.  The outturn figure quoted here differs from the publically available data published by ScotRail.  This is because of differences in the reporting period.  The ScotRail data which uses daily data covers an exact year (06/09/15 to 05/09/16), while the data reported above is based on 4-week reporting and covers the period 20/09/15 to 17/09/16.

5.  Borders Railway Boosts Tourism, 2017, Midlothian Council,, accessed March 2017

6.  The remaining 25 respondents who stated they did not have access to a car came from elsewhere in Scotland, overseas or did not state their home location.

7. Climate Change Delivery Plan: Meeting Scotland’s Statutory Climate Change Targets, 2009, Scottish Government,, accessed 01/03/2017

8.  Note that as of 12 December 2016, an additional 1,300 additional peak-time seats have been made available on the Borders line each week. Capacity has been doubled on the 07.58 train from Tweedbank to South Gyle and on the 16.52 train from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank.